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P.J., Motorcycle Mechanic
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I have got a 2006 Harley Davidson Deluxe, Just had the rear

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I have got a 2006 Harley Davidson Deluxe, Just had the rear wheel striped down and rebuilt with new spokes, Put the disc and pully back on with a new tyre, Put the wheel into the swingarm lined it up and tighten the nut, But when I spin the wheel it pulls the belt rubbing against the swingarm? I have had the wheel back out a few times to check that all is ok And every thing is in the wright place Never heard of this before??
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Motorcycle
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Expert:  P.J. replied 1 year ago.

It is very easy, and common, for the tire to rub the belt after having a wheel re-laced. If the tire seems to be causing the issue then the problem is that the wheel hub was laced in and set at a different offset from the factory specification. This causes the rim and tire to shift relative to the hub.

If the pulley seems to be the issue then there can only be a spacing problem. The pulley to swingarm relationship is not affected by the re-lacing.

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