Worn rear isolators?

Discussion in 'Wheels' started by j.lawson, Sep 8, 2014.

  1. j.lawson

    j.lawson Member

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    Im replacing the rear tire on my 08 Ultra Classic and noticed a little rotational play between the rear drive sprocket and the wheel itself. Is some play normal or should I just replace the rubber inserts?
    John
     
  2. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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    There is always some movement do to the rubber. How many miles on are your bike..
     
  3. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    I'm not sure on the amount of acceptable movement or just what the life of the cush drive parts are. If you can afford the cost and you already have the wheel off I would say replace them.
     
  4. j.lawson

    j.lawson Member

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    40 k and they may be original.
     
  5. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    Back in the mid 70's I had a Z1-B that had a similar drive set up and I replaced them about every 15 to 20,000 miles. Of course I'm sure they have better rubber compounds now.
     
  6. BUBBIE

    BUBBIE Well-Known Member

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    Just had mine (Cushion Drive) and "A" frame, Checked by a HD Tech friend...
    NOW Wait ......................:D.............................. 86,000 and no need to replace ANYTHING yet (90,500 today)...But you know me. I never ride mine hard :no No twisting the wick :21: Easy does it Always :rofl

    Original Drive Belt n pulleys...

    Hope it doesn't fall apart out in the garage now...

    signed....BUBBIE