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Tight Rear Wheel (08 450 XC-F)

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Long time reader, first time writer here. The rear wheel on my 08 KTM 450 XC-F turns very tight. I bought it new in October 09. I don't think I'm over-tightening the rear axle. A riding buddy told me it's a fairly common problem on the 08's and that it would loosen up over time. But, after 5.5 hours on the bike it really doesn't seem to be loosening up. Just writing to see if anyone else has experienced this? Thanks!!![/b]

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It's the lower guide on the swingarm behind the front sprocket. Once that wears in it spins free. The OEM chains create a lot of drag also.

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