Originally Posted by Maymybonneliveforever
When you changed the */C coupler,did you also change the needle bearing as recomended?
It'* not needed nor recommended when performing a simple coupler change. Changing the bearings themselves would make the process much more evolved and require a press among other tools.
Originally Posted by Bonneville94V688
If you slid the rotor plate and rotors out by mistake, it is likely that you messed the needle bearings up, and they are binding. Please pull the rotors out completely to prevent further damage to the ends that go into the needle bearings.
Removing or reinstalling the rotor plate will cause no damage to the needle bearings & I don't think the bearings are the cause of this problem.
I would try to apply gasket maker to the rotor plate and install that into the housing. Then apply gasket maker to the snout and install that along with the coupler.