Bumping this so I don't need to make another thread!
About two weeks ago I removed the wheel myself to get a nail pulled, and have the tire patched. The only previous times it had been removed was with the help of my moto-guru uncle. This time, I removed the wheel with the help of my non-skilled moto-illiterate father, and brought it to a tire shop. I'm unsure of how they mounted it, all I know is that they weren't allowed to balance it. I also put it back on myself and with my father. After putting the wheel back on I noticed that my ride was a lot less bumpy, but using the rear brake would elicit a rather loud and annoying squeal. It feels "different" especially in terms of adjustments, but not necessarily "weaker." Just kind of an odd feel. I can use it at higher speeds without hearing it if I push down enough, though low speeds it's unavoidable, and if I'm dragging the rear in a parking lot or something, it's like everyone in the entire parking lot stops to look at the horrid noise!
Seems like it gets better as I ride, but once I let the bike sit for a bit, it'll come right back full force. Especially overnight.
So, I know that the only real way to troubleshoot will be to take the rear wheel off again of course, but before I do that, I'm wondering what the minds of the forums think could have caused it. Obviously I screwed up somewhere, but where? It seems like I did everything that needed to be done, except for adding grease (already was plenty there. And of course I mean only where grease is supposed to go, I didn't grease my shoes lol) and maybe cleaning out the drum, though looking at it it seemed fine. Or maybe I installed something incorrectly, since I didn't have someone with skill overlooking what I was doing.
Thoughts are appreciated.