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    Rear wheel rotational play when in gear-04 RT

    I have 04 RT and have wondered how much is to much rotation in the rear wheel when the machine on the center stand and in first gear. On mine, which just turned 40K, when rotated, it has exactly 2" measured from the widest part of the tire. As you start going up in the gears the rotation gets larger. Is this an indication of transmission or final drive failure or am I just obsessing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Falcondude1511 View Post
    I have 04 RT and have wondered how much is to much rotation in the rear wheel when the machine on the center stand and in first gear. On mine, which just turned 40K, when rotated, it has exactly 2" measured from the widest part of the tire. As you start going up in the gears the rotation gets larger. Is this an indication of transmission or final drive failure or am I just obsessing.
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    Thanks Gary Stuck it in the wrong place

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    My 2005 RT is about the same, give or take a quarter inch.
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    "Normal." It is impossible to state what the 'factory acceptable standard' would be, but in reality, the measurement is pretty much a worthless indication of the bike's condition. There is slop in the ring gear, pinion gear, u-joints, and transmission gears. Each has only a very slight amount, but it all adds up.

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