watch the video again, and check the DIY for the rear wheel removal / install... you missed something or maybe I taped it wrong, but I doubt it.Smitty_56 said:Does the rear wheel spacer bear against the inner race of the wheel bearing?
The reason I ask is, Le Dude's video seems to show the large diameter spacer passing through the seal.
It must bear against something when everything is assembled and tightened down.
Yeah,..the seal was beat up pretty good and was a bear to get out.MJR said:I am surprised the seal wasn't damaged along with other items should the wheel move side to side. The seals/bearings are the same regardless of year it's just the spacer on the later ones has the smaller OD, same as your flanged one that rides in the seal.
As stated above, the 03s had a different setup...MJR said:LeDude that's not how it is on my '03. The spacer is too large to fit as he described. The flanged one rides in the seal and the spacer goes against the swing arm. The '03 spacer OD is the same as the OD of the flange on the large end.
I'm not sure if I missed it the first time or you edited it (other forums I'm on show when a post was last editied) while I was posting. I'm surprised you don't have a photo of one. I just didn't see the relevance of posting a photo of a later one.LeDude said:As stated above, the 03s had a different setup...
This has been discussed and well documented in the past.
Nothing new here.