I have been facing high fuel consumption lately. To my surprise I discovered that my front wheel free rotation seems bit restrictive to my rear one even when rear wheel drags chain and two sprockets with it. (Thus, logically free motion of front wheel should be less restrictive than the rear).
Furthermore, I rode my bike for five minutes and felt a huge difference between the temperatures of the rear and the front rotor. Though I could touch each rotor with my bare hands, the front rotor was way hotter than the rear one.
Also, I hear a light scratchy sound from a part of my front rotor while trying to rotate the wheel.
Also, I feel I require more accelerator in the first gear to pick up some speed though I rarely feel any difference in high speed (vs RPM). Like I touch 111 km/hr at a RPM of 6k on the sixth gear which is completely normal.
Also, my fuel consumption has increased. It use to be 450 kms per full tank (13 lts). Not it is 350 kms per full tank.
- Bike: Honda CBR250R
- KMS Run: 35000 kms
- Major Change in Last Two Service: Clutch Plate, Front Caliper (Due to Rusting and severe resistance)
- How much free rotation can we expect from the front wheel?
- Given the scenarios, is it possible that my rotor is not completely flat? May be after a fall? How do I figure that out?
- Is it possible that my wheel isn't aligned? How do I figure that out?