clunk, clunk, clunk
ok, my bike has been sitting lonely for the past 4 days, rear wheel out, on its centerstand, as i replace the wheel bearings. well, finally replaced my bearings, so i put the rear wheel back in. everything is great, except for my shifts. before, my shifts would be a "click" into gear...now, it's "clunk".
my last oil change was around 3 months ago, so could it be the fact that my old oil has somehow turned into sludge while my bike was sitting for 4 days???
as well, i recently changed my sprockets (-1 front, +4 rear) but it was "clicking" into gear fine right after that mod. this "clunking" only started yesterday night after i put the rear wheel back on.
Rock bottom here I come
Please make sure you have adjusted the chain correctly.
Im not even sure why you posted this.. 3 months? very simple troubleshooting procedures.. go change your oil - its the cheapest, easiest test. Then come back if its still happening.
good call dolma, also be sure you have proper wheel alignment and chain alignment.
the reason i'm posting this is to save me time...when i change my oil and i'm still experiencing the same problems, then at least i have a backup plan.
Originally Posted by thrills
the other reason i posted is because i find it hard to believe that 4 days of sitting idle will cause my oil to turn into sludge...my gear shifts were perfectly fine on monday, then when i put the rear wheel back on yesterday, "clunky" gear shifts.
i suspect that my wheel alignment or chain alignment is off, but i just don't get how those could make my shifts clunky...
Sometimes to troubleshoot you have to do the simplest things first!
Oil changes should be done on a regular basis with intown riding and even out on the highway. Oil is the blood of the engine if its dirty your engines getting hooped!
I do 1 month changes might be to little time but i value my ride!
Do you have the rubber pieces in the wheel I mean the ones where the sprocket carrier goes on to the rim?
I figure you have them but just to make sure of the obvious