Rear wheel axle question

Senor Ramon

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So I followed an excellent tutorial on this board how to remove the rear wheel (because I had to replace the rotor and then pads). I followed the instructions carefully.

It seems like the before and after pics differ such that the rotor side axle washer and swingarm seem more spread apart now (greater distance) than they did before I took the wheel off the bike. See before and after Pictures. I tried to ensure that the wheel was snug with the drive shaft side. I torqued everything per the service manual.

I then test rode the bike today twice. It felt normal with improved braking.

So do I have anything to worry about? Should I take it apart again? Should it be more flush with the swingarm?
After pictures
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Before picture
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BaldKnob

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Your after pic shows correct placement of the washer... I would question if the ABS spacer/plate is indexed with the brake carrier. Also, release the wheel axle pinch bolt and confirm no tension on the swingarm.
 

Senor Ramon

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Your after pic shows correct placement of the washer... I would question if the ABS spacer/plate is indexed with the brake carrier. Also, release the wheel axle pinch bolt and confirm no tension on the swingarm.
I believe the abs plate is properly indexed with the brake caliper, or else, the plate could not be properly suspended. Meaning, if it was positioned wrong, then the wheel would snag the speed sensor while in motion, wouldn't it?
 

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In recent times, problems have started to appear in the rear brake, after changing the pads, in this forum and in other forums. So, the obligatory question would be, when pushing the pistons, to enter the new pads, what method did you use?
 

Senor Ramon

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In recent times, problems have started to appear in the rear brake, after changing the pads, in this forum and in other forums. So, the obligatory question would be, when pushing the pistons, to enter the new pads, what method did you use?
I placed the old pad into the caliper and squeezed the pistand back in.
 

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It looks in the "before" photos as though someone tightened up the axle pinch bolts first and then pulled the right side of the swing arm inward when the axle nut was tightened later.

Regarding the position of the backer plate that carries the ABS sensor. Get down on the floor and verify that the little triangular notch on the plate is properly positioned around the protrusion on the swing arm. It's the ONLY way to confirm it's correct. When I bought my Tenere new, the dealer failed to line up the notch and peg on the front wheel when the bike was originally set up. The plate rotated and pulled the sensor off the end of the cable, leaving the shredded wires dangling, On the day of delivery, I didn't even make it to the end of the block before I turned around and took the bike back because the ABS light would not go off. The tech in the shop came out and found the problem.
 

Senor Ramon

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It looks in the "before" photos as though someone tightened up the axle pinch bolts first and then pulled the right side of the swing arm inward when the axle nut was tightened later.

Regarding the position of the backer plate that carries the ABS sensor. Get down on the floor and verify that the little triangular notch on the plate is properly positioned around the protrusion on the swing arm. It's the ONLY way to confirm it's correct. When I bought my Tenere new, the dealer failed to line up the notch and peg on the front wheel when the bike was originally set up. The plate rotated and pulled the sensor off the end of the cable, leaving the shredded wires dangling, On the day of delivery, I didn't even make it to the end of the block before I turned around and took the bike back because the ABS light would not go off. The tech in the shop came out and found the problem.
I'll do as you suggest. Thank you Jeff.
 

Senor Ramon

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It looks in the "before" photos as though someone tightened up the axle pinch bolts first and then pulled the right side of the swing arm inward when the axle nut was tightened later.

Regarding the position of the backer plate that carries the ABS sensor. Get down on the floor and verify that the little triangular notch on the plate is properly positioned around the protrusion on the swing arm. It's the ONLY way to confirm it's correct. When I bought my Tenere new, the dealer failed to line up the notch and peg on the front wheel when the bike was originally set up. The plate rotated and pulled the sensor off the end of the cable, leaving the shredded wires dangling, On the day of delivery, I didn't even make it to the end of the block before I turned around and took the bike back because the ABS light would not go off. The tech in the shop came out and found the problem.
Jeff,

I crawled under thb bike and snapped this photo of the little triangular notch of the ABS sensor plate. Is it poisitioned correctly? (photo is not aligned to be perfectly horizontal).

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I got in the habit of putting some whiteout on the v notch on the ABS sensor plate and on the edge of that little nubbin on the caliper bracket. It helps give you a good visual reference that the two are lined up when you put the wheel back on. My garage doesn't have the best lighting, and the white paint helps it stand out so it's easier to see.
 

Senor Ramon

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I got in the habit of putting some whiteout on the v notch on the ABS sensor plate and on the edge of that little nubbin on the caliper bracket. It helps give you a good visual reference that the two are lined up when you put the wheel back on. My garage doesn't have the best lighting, and the white paint helps it stand out so it's easier to see.
Funny you should mention that. I didn't have any white out so took some of the wife's bright red nail polish and did the same.
 

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Problem solved. Thanks you everyone for your help.

Jeff, thank you for your last picture {and crawling under your bike for me} it was an immense help. It should be added as a sticky for other S10 noob people removing the rear tire.
Mr R, when you do the front, there’s also a lock in place for that speed sensor.
 

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Further to the proper positioning of the ABS backer plate.
My son and I recently had new 50/50 tires installed at our local dealership. Our bikes were handled by two different tech's. Mine was done correctly (in regards to the backer plate installation) but my son's was not. We didn't notice the discrepancy until we stopped for a break after traversing thirty kilometers of gravel road.
Thankfully the plate didn't rotate but the wire had released itself from the hanger and that was what caught our eye's when we stopped.
Regards,
 
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