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Offline Pyrasanth

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Should the back wheels spin freely ???
« on: 10, February, 2011 - 18:59:18 »
Me again question after question tonight

Should the back wheels spin nice and easy because when I have the left wheel completely off the brake side flows nicely but when I put the left one back on and the tighter I do the bolt it seems to cause friction. THe wheels still turn like when i spin them they may do 2 or 3 revolutions and thats it. I did check to make sure the brakes were not biting and they are not so if any of you guys out there know what the problem is, if it is a problem that is just thought I would ask.

Thanks guys

Gary

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Re: Should the back wheels spin freely ???
« Reply #1 on: 11, February, 2011 - 11:20:40 »
They should spin freely.Talking about the braked wheel, brake adjustment is critical obviously and can take time to set up to perfection. Centre the shoes by spinning wheel and applying brakes a few times. Driven side is dependendent on bearings running free without endfloat-again its a simple matter of adjustment,. Any residual drag is going to eat into pedal and motor effort. 

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Re: Should the back wheels spin freely ???
« Reply #2 on: 11, February, 2011 - 15:27:43 »
Chas,

As spoke about on phone here is a couple of photos -

http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/z339/Pyrasanth/The%20C5/010.jpg

http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/z339/Pyrasanth/The%20C5/011.jpg

Not sure about the washers you mentioned think they are missing so if you could post a photo I then can have a look and see if I can get some.

Thanks for yor hep

Gary

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Re: Should the back wheels spin freely ???
« Reply #3 on: 11, February, 2011 - 17:30:01 »
Hi there Garry here are some photos of the back axle hope it helps









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Re: Should the back wheels spin freely ???
« Reply #4 on: 11, February, 2011 - 17:41:26 »
Does this linked topic help at all ?
http://c5alive.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=342.0

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Re: Should the back wheels spin freely ???
« Reply #5 on: 11, February, 2011 - 17:41:36 »
Hi Chas,

It would seem it is the washer that is missing, I have tonight adjusted the wheel + cog and it seems alot better for both sides I will see if I can locate a washer from a local shop takinf in some measurements with me.

Thanks for your help

Gary

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Re: Should the back wheels spin freely ???
« Reply #6 on: 11, February, 2011 - 17:48:47 »
Hi Karl,
Yeah those photos have helped a great deal it would seem I'm missing those two washers they must have been lost before because I kept ever single piece in order grrrr >:(

Nearly back on the road so should hopefully be ready for at least one of the meetings this Year lol

Cheers

Gary

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Re: Should the back wheels spin freely ???
« Reply #7 on: 11, February, 2011 - 18:58:23 »
This might help explain the need for the "spacers" ;
http://c5alive.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=156.0

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Re: Should the back wheels spin freely ???
« Reply #8 on: 13, February, 2011 - 11:30:39 »
Hi,

Good news got hold of some washers yesterday from my local tool merchants but just one more question

In the photos above in this thread Chas is showing a o ring and concave washer was this standard and do you need them because that one is going to take a bit of time to source.

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Gary

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Re: Should the back wheels spin freely ???
« Reply #9 on: 13, February, 2011 - 14:37:56 »
Hi there Gary the concave washer is just a normal washer that has been concaved due to tighting  on the bolt at the end of the Axel .(That's what I think anyway ) the rubber O ring was put there to keep out the dirt but they are not necessary ....