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I posted about this before but couldn't find it in the search....I was putting swingarm back in and when I went to mount the tires I noticed the RR hub was wobbling!! The nut and cotter key were tight, but the hub is loose! I took both off and swapped them around and the looseness follows the hub.
It looks fine but is just sloppy. If I continue to run it like this, tightening it of course, maybe a big washer inside and out, am I runing the risk of axel spline damage??? The boys at the local Honda shop say they never heard of a sloppy hub!! I'm going to take it in for them to see, with my old axle and the other hub. Should I just break down and by the new hub <$35?
 

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I posted about this before but couldn't find it in the search....I was putting swingarm back in and when I went to mount the tires I noticed the RR hub was wobbling!! The nut and cotter key were tight, but the hub is loose! I took both off and swapped them around and the looseness follows the hub.
It looks fine but is just sloppy. If I continue to run it like this, tightening it of course, maybe a big washer inside and out, am I runing the risk of axel spline damage??? The boys at the local Honda shop say they never heard of a sloppy hub!! I'm going to take it in for them to see, with my old axle and the other hub. Should I just break down and by the new hub <$35?
I have seen plenty worn hubs. They will get worse quick and damage your axle splines if it hasn't already. Usually by the time you see the wobble, it has already damaged your axle splines. If the tops of the axle splines are pointed or sharp, they are already worn. They should be flat on the main top. Sometimes it's hard to tell until you buy a new hub and put it on and it still has wobble. If they have any wobble at all, they will just wear worse real quick.
 

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buy the hub..for 35 bucks..thats a steal !
 
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