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Has anyone ever tried to spin their rear wheel by hand when the bike is off the ground or on jack stands. I can turn mine by hand but it is far from being free wheeling . Is this because the trans. does not have oil pressure when the engine is not runnig . I checked the rear brake and it isn't draging . It has probably always been like that but I just never noticed . I know when I have repacked the wheel bearings in the past I spun the wheel and it turned freely without the belt on . Has anyone else noticed this .
 

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Rerar wheel, where is that located? :)

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I think your right on that, automatics turn hard with no power to the pump.
Mine and Tim's are like that.
 

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Same with me Jack. Although even though the rear brakes don't "drag" the pads do usually just "kiss" the rotor. I drop the caliper when I adjust my belt, and found it makes the wheel a little easier to spin.
 

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I guess I'm lazy, I put the rear up on jack stands and run her at idle in low. That gives me the best idea of where the belt will be at speed. It's such a fine spot on mine where the belt runs in the middle, 1/8 turn makes a difference. :twisted:
 

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Thanks guys for the response . I swear these Boss Hoss's are a never ending learning curve . The more you tinker with them , the more you learn .
Wag , thats the way I adjust my belt also . Maybe that's why I never noticed the drag on the rear wheel .
 
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