Front wheel axle not flush on right side


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bofler
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Front wheel axle not flush on right side

Post by bofler » Thu Sep 05, 2019 4:23 pm



Changed the front tire and now reinstalling the wheel on my '83. Following the DIY article here, and my front axle doesn't want to be flush with the right side of the fork. Not sure if it was like this when I took it off. If I un-torque the axle, it will push back out and be flush, but when I torque it to the proper 42 ft/lbs it sits inside the edge of the fork by about 2 or 3mm. Do I need to be concerned about this or should I disregard this gap? Or am I doing something wrong?





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Re: Front wheel axle not flush on right side

Post by WingAdmin » Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:47 pm

Is the axle in the right way? On the right side it should be flush:

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On the left side, the side with the machined hole, where the axle nut screws onto, it should be a bit farther out:

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Re: Front wheel axle not flush on right side

Post by bofler » Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:59 pm

It's definitely in properly. Spacer on the right side, axle with 22mm hex end inserted from the left side. Axle torqued to 42-ish ft/lbs. I've noticed other people talk about this in forums but nobody has replied. The PO of the bike had chrome rotor covers installed, which would have created even more space (taken up more space and pulled the axle further to the left side where it's fixed on the edges of the fork), if my logic is correct. It's an '83, so not sure if somehow the fork brace could be attached in a way that would create more separation...or do I need to make an adjustment up at the triple?

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