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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-29-2011, 11:43 PM Thread Starter
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Z400 rear wheel is "wobbling"

Hey guys, I'm a noobie to the forum. I've got an 04 z400, and am having a problem. My left rear wheel is wobbling. I checked it out and switched the rims and tires from my brothers kfx, so its not the rims or tires. Then I figured it was probably a bent wheel hub, so I bought a used one for 10 bucks and that did not fix the problem. Any ideas what it could be, any help would be apprecieated. Thanks in advance
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-29-2011, 11:56 PM
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worn splines on the axle........
bent axle.......


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Lift the back of your quad up on the swing arm and spin the wheels when its in neutral. It should be pretty easy to see where the problem is. Like spize said, its probably worn splines or a bent axle.

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bent axle!
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-30-2011, 01:27 PM
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03-04 it was common for the axles to bend since they were not made strong enough. Same thing happened to the axle on my 04. Replace it with a after market one, I put a Durablue in mine.

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