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Im trying to change a rear tire on an ex500, and when I mounted the new one on, it doesn't turn more than a few degrees.

This is kind of hard to explain because Im not real mechanically inclined...but...

When I rotate the wheel, it seems that the bolts holding the disc brake onto the tire bang into the actual brake pads. I thought I mounted it the same way I took it off and the brake unit seems to be in the right place since the lower part of it fits into a kind of notch in the swing arm.

I can try to explain more, but Im sure that someone should be able to recognize the situation and point me in the right direction.

Thanks in advance for the help.
 

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Did you put the bolts back where you got them from? The three disk bolts have a low profile button head. The two caliper mount bolts have a higher head. All are 8mm allen heads. Just a guess.
 

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Typically, the rear wheel will have a left and right side spacer. Does the EX500 have spacers and did you put them in and on the proper side? If not, then your wheel will be offset.

I suspect you got the left and right side spacers on the wrong sides.
 

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hayabusafiend said:
Typically, the rear wheel will have a left and right side spacer. Does the EX500 have spacers and did you put them in and on the proper side? If not, then your wheel will be offset.

I suspect you got the left and right side spacers on the wrong sides.
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