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April 19th, 2006, 10:07 AM   #1
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Rear Wheel Location

Hey guys

I noticed when I pulled my rear wheel off for maintenance, that there were two ways I could put the keys on the axle ends back in. The way they were in had the narrow perch touching the adjuster bolts. This puts the axle toward the back of the slot (with a good chain).

If I flipped them (large side touching the adjuster bolts) would the wheel being that .5 inch forward make any difference in turning capability. If you look at the picture of the FE650 in DR , they have them flipped.

Am I taking crazy pills or does it really matter?
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April 19th, 2006, 11:02 AM   #2
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This is a nice touch on KTMs and Husabergs. Those blocks give you some flexibility for changing countersprockets and altering wheel bases. It's in your owner's manual...you might want to review it more carefully.
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April 19th, 2006, 01:00 PM   #3
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Rear Wheel Location

at the back of the bike behind the front wheel. go to the tail light, look down, canb't miss it!



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April 19th, 2006, 01:29 PM   #4
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Re: Rear Wheel Location

Coupla points of view,

1 Shorter wheelbase makes for quicker turning,
2 Longer wheelbase makes for quicker turning.

I found 2 works for me, possibly because:
1 Slightly greater rear ride height steepens front head angle a poofteenth,
2 Weight distribution is slightly further forward which loads front a bit more.

This is on my 98 FE501 when I was forced to lengthen the chain and move the wheel back when I fitted a Mitas C02 which has really long knobs.

Longer is definitely better for me.

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April 19th, 2006, 02:31 PM   #5
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Re: Rear Wheel Location

Carbo, you have a Supermoto bike pictured in your avatar, so I'm going to assume that's what you're riding.

Every fast Husaberg (and KTM, for that matter) rider whose bike I've checked out runs their bike in the shorter position. Racers sometimes complain about the 'Berg's long wheelbase, and this is a simple way of shortening it up a bit.

Best of luck with it.

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