Sooo i`m assuming that i really messed up something simple...
Last ride i took i was gone for two hours, bike felt fine. Toward the last 20 minute stretch home i felt a skip when leaving stop signs, felt like the chain had skipped a tooth. I immediately thought to myself "chain is a little old and has some stretch, i`ll order one this week"
When i got home all i did was reach down behind my leg and pull on the chain to see how loose it was and sure enough it was time to replace it. I had already adjusted it out a couple times and new this was coming.
Well that was a few days ago and today i decided to just pull the wheel and old chain off ahead of time since i had nothing to do today. What i found kinda took me off guard.
I`m guessing that the axle nut loosened an allowed some play in the rear? I didn`t hear or feel ANYTHING the whole ride other than the 2 times the chain skipped when i was almost home.
Now let me explain some back history on this bike that i didn`t figure out until after owning it for a few months. I feel like this may be important ...maybe not. This bike seems to me like it was parted together from however many different bikes, i received the bike with a lot of spare stuff. It came with a whole extra engine some suspension stuff etc. It also is a SP2 frame, engine and rear swinger but was sitting on SP1 wheels. The spare engine is sp1 and the spare rear shock i have is sp1 as well. The cooling system on the bike is sp1, which sucks because i think the sp1 used 2 rads 1 fan? and this has one with no trace on the wiring harness for a second fan. But thats not my issue right now, i`ve got that part sorted already.
Is it possible i`m not using the right spacers in the rear wheel, are they different between the sp1 and 2 or just something i`m not thinking of? or was i stupid and let the rear axle nut get to loose and screw my rear end all up and that`s just what i get for not doing a pre ride check?
Lastly, i`m guessing the swing arm is trash. It feels like i should just recycle this one and source a new/used one to replace it with. Opinions? i just don`t feel like this one is reusable, hub either for that matter, all gonna have to be trashed.