Gap between swingarm and axle spacer


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Gap between swingarm and axle spacer

Postby mytown » Sat Jun 15, 2013 7:20 am



I changed my rear tire, buttoned everything up and then noticed a gap between the swing arm and the outer axle spacer:

Is this OK?



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Re: Gap between swingarm and axle spacer

Postby 80-GL100-INT » Sat Jun 15, 2013 11:02 am

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=15198&start=100


about the middle of the page, it looks like your missing the inner washer.
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Re: Gap between swingarm and axle spacer

Postby WingAdmin » Sat Jun 15, 2013 4:13 pm

That's not right. You're not missing a washer/spacer, but the swingarm should be snug up against that spacer. Have a look at How to remove and reinstall your rear wheel for some pictures, like this one:

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Hard to tell, but there's no spacer there, also not shown in this picture:

82 GL1100 rear wheel
82 GL1100 rear wheel


Perhaps the axle nut was not tightened enough to draw everything together? Or the axle wasn't fully seated into the left hand side of the swingarm?

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Re: Gap between swingarm and axle spacer

Postby indianakid » Sat Jun 15, 2013 5:19 pm

There is nothing wrong with your installation. The swing arm on the left side is a pinch clamp joint on the outside diameter of the shoulder of the axle bolt. As such it can slide left to right along the shoulder of the axle. All clamp up is taken from where the spacer seats on the shoulder of the axle (from the picture it can be seen that it is seated) to the right side through the gear housing to the nut. Is the axle nut correctly torqued and does the wheel rotate properly? If so go ride!!!




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