- Dec 15, 2006
I noticed a strange noise in my rear hub. When parked on the centerstand, if I give the bike a slight nudge from side to side, I can hear something loose inside the hub, yielding a ringing sound, like tapping a bell. While changing the rear tire I visually inspected the cush drive mechanism and all seemed in order; rubbers and lock ring in place, and no anomilies with the bearings/seals/axle. I also had the rear sprocket apart to clean & repaint and all seems fine with the stub axle, bearing, and speedo drive. There is no slop when I grab and wiggle the rear wheel and there doesn't seem to be any problem with handling. It seems as though there is something loose inboard of the cush drive that is contacting the inside of the conical hub causing the noise. It's more pronounced at certain rpm while blipping the throttle when running the bike on the centerstand, more of a rattle than a ring. Any insight would be appreciated - Thanks!