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Hello again getting there with the 748 sps , engine wise it's running sweet but noticed the other day when lubing the chain the back wheel was hard to turn when on paddock stand . Thought it might be back brake sticking so took rear brake calliper of tonight but that's working fine and wheel is still hard to turn without calliper on .
Any ideas anyone ? Will upload some pictures of bike once website allows !
 

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Maybe your chain is covered in gunk and isn't moving smoothly? My OEM chains have always been very sticky compared to the aftermarket ones.
 

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try pullint the rear wheel off the ground alone (without a stand) the rear stand may be causing the stiffness.
Yes, likely to be the stand. My 916 is the same, wheel will turn but not spin freely on the stand whilst my Monster when on the (conventional swingarm mounted) stand will keep spinning for a rev or so.

That said the 916 doesn't spin so freely even if suspended without the stand, I suspect it's due to the bigger bearings having more drag than those on the Monster as there's certainly nothing wrong with it.
 

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Thanks for tips would never have crossed my mind it would be the stand ! Will try another one later
Hopefully that will be chuffed if it is
Sometimes the stand pins don't spin well under load. They don't have high quality bearings… :(

But my guess is, its the chain because thats really the only thing outside of the caliper (which you can hear) that can drag so much.
 

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Check the Siegler ring circlip . It is the only thing keeping the Cush drive from contacting the eccentric hub. My 916 had this fail and the first thing I noticed was the rear wheel wasnt spinning as freely when on the rear stand. The next thing I noticed was metal shavings as it started to contact the eccentric. There should be a quarter inch gap between the drive and the eccentric. Pretty cheap and easy fix, but as the bike ages this circlip loses it's strength.
 
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