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Just bought a 2007 Kx100 for my son. I was going over the bike and noticed the rear wheel moves slightly, less than an 1/8 inch, side to side like it needs a shim. I checked the axle and all parts are there, and torqued the axle nut. I can't feel or hear any grinding noise with the bearings. Also can't detect any vertical movement in the wheel. Is this normal or do I have a problem?

Thanks for the help.

Mike

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Not a problem. twenty minutes with a hammer, propane torch and a drift and pop in new wheel bearings. Might want to pull the swingarm and linkage off while you are close and service them before they start having issues also. I think the KX100 bearings are ones you can find at your local auto parts store if you need them quick.

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ThumperMike....check the OEM parts diagram to see if you are missing something. I have never owned a motorcycle where I had side to side movement of the rear wheel. If I understand what you are describing, the only way i can see that happening is that you are missing a part, you assembled the parts wrong, or for some reason the rear swing arm is bent.

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ThumperMike....check the OEM parts diagram to see if you are missing something. I have never owned a motorcycle where I had side to side movement of the rear wheel. If I understand what you are describing, the only way i can see that happening is that you are missing a part, you assembled the parts wrong, or for some reason the rear swing arm is bent.

You have never had a wheel bearing go out and the wheel clunk side to side? geez I'm changing at least one set on one of our bikes every month

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If there is slop between the inner and outer race then the bearing is shot. If no slop and bearing moves smoothly I would check that the axle spacers are wrong or have been ran loose and have worn them.

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You have never had a wheel bearing go out and the wheel clunk side to side? geez I'm changing at least one set on one of our bikes every month

lol, me too

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