bose wrote:Can it be so that my wheel was dished to the wrong side of the motor when I got it?
yes. it's been a cruel lesson for all of us with the 02-04 dh comps/teams. the 05 rear triangle seems to be centered, but the earlier ones are dished so that a centered wheel fits like this:
because my motor itself was dished the opposite way, i was able to take it apart and flip the stator, so the wheel lined up perfectly, but then it's untrue for some reason because the sidecovers are mounted differently..
brand new motor and wheel after just flipping the stator: