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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-28-2006, 10:03 PM Thread Starter
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so i've been working on my front end now for a while (wreck in june). I had it together, but i wanted to make sure everything was properly greased, while i was still working on it.

So i took off the front wheel, and did the axle and all that.

Going to put it back on, the f'in axle doesn't want to go in! It slides all the way in, but stop 1/8th inch away from the other side of wheel. I lightly hammer it, and it doesn't move at all. Then i grab it with my hand and pull it (from the end i stuck it in), and i slides right out.

wtf is going on? i purchased a complete front end off ebay, that has no damage, and the axle is straight. I'm using the same wheel from the wreck, but it was deemed to be straight.

the axle slides right through the forks w/o the wheel with no problem

the axle slides right through the wheel w/o the forks with no problem

wtf is going on??? it's making me so frusterated i want to knock my bike off the stand, then i'd get even more pissed cause my bike fell over, even though i caused it, and then i'd be on here making another post about my gas tank being all dented up!

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Are the 4 bolts in the front loose? Try and put it in the other way.
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ya the 4 bolts are loose. it doesn't even come out the other side where you would that would become a problem if they weren't loosened.

I'll try putting it the other way. Is that bad if you switch the axle around?

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grrr. ok i got it. it was just being a pain in the ass.

another small problem. for some reason, my wheel sits to the left more (towards the throttle side). both left and right dust seals are there, but it got pushed farther then it should in the direction the axle was being pushed, and the little circles that are on the brake rotor actually touched the side of the fork.

so i hit the tire in the other direction, and it stopped touching, but is still pretty close, and for whatever reason is causing this, i think this is why there is so much pressure (a little more then there should be) when i try to freely spin the wheel with everything mocked up how it should.

so ya, i'm not sure what to do i'll post some pics up tomorrow. this is really starting to piss me off ...

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anyone have any idea of what may be causing my latest problem?

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Make sure you have the spacers on the right sides. the one with the lip shoud be on the right side of the bike... the other one goes on the left cause the axle has a built in spacer.

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off the top of my head, i think i may have it backwards. do those affect where the wheel sits?

thanks for the advice, i'll check it out

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off the top of my head, i think i may have it backwards. do those affect where the wheel sits?

thanks for the advice, i'll check it out

iam not sure if it affects how the wheel sits but its not right if you have them backwards.
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it absolutely affects where the wheel sits. You'll really know if you go to put the calipers back on and they refuse to line up with the rotors.

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it absolutely affects where the wheel sits. You'll really know if you go to put the calipers back on and they refuse to line up with the rotors.
well, it seems as though that was the problem. The calipers were being a pain in the arse to line up before, but now it was no problem.

there is stlil quite a bit of pressure on the pads, but i think where it is now is normal.

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also make sure your wheel is spinning the right way.. arrows facing forward
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