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Yep 5,500 ks getting my 3rd rear tyre and noticed sideways movement in rear wheel.Bearings stuffed.ALL RIDERS PLEASE CHECK HUB TORQUE. yours may have worked loose. signs of rust on shaft and bearing.
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hi direct from the factory, found the rear bearing to be loos at about 1000km when doing a track day.. dealer and kawasaki japan said is normal.. go figure..it has something to do with the needle bearing when old. It needs movement, however I found th same movement when hot.. this worried me , and I posed on this site with not too much luck at the time. Personally speaking I feel this is a problem
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The amount of movement on my rear wheel was certainly not normal,especially the amount of thrust that goes through the rear of this bike under acceleration on a corner this would certainly cause instability.
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Yep 5,500 ks getting my 3rd rear tyre and noticed sideways movement in rear wheel.Bearings stuffed.ALL RIDERS PLEASE CHECK HUB TORQUE. yours may have worked loose. signs of rust on shaft and bearing.
Mine is ok. Can I ask, no pressure washing of the bike involved here?
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No way would I pressure wash this bike,bucket,microfiber mit and shammy dry with microfiber wipe down with either plexus or dr beasleys finisher.
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I have a couple of other single sided swing arm bikes and this does not happen. as for all my bikes I do pressure wash them, no issue there, that said this is mechanical, so I believe its either a recall still to happen, but do not feel that there should be this amount of play in the rear wheel.

So if you want to check this lift the bike on the side stand and get a strong mate to wiggle your rear when for play. I would love to know how many people have this issue
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The service manual has runout 1mm as service limit. over that and it is warranty. normal is .3-.5mm

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hi thanks this is the same info i was advised by the dealer. so it seems normal
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It seems odd that an axle/bearing would move at all.Never heard of that.Unless a bearing was damaged.It's got bearings on both ends,yes?So how could it move in those bearings?I guess I'm asking...is the bearing moving,or the axle?(or both)VERY strange sounding to me.
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I'll say the manual says for the chain adjustment,to make sure there's no gap between the adjuster ring and the hub when retorqueing.Could this possibly be what some are saying is 'bearing play"???Movement maybe?IDK.Just can't seem to picture a bearing moving in it's race and all in the hub.I can't imagine why an axle would be allowed to move,or a bearing.Sounds pretty risky wearwise.
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