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stevebeard
10-11-2013, 8:42 AM
I picked up a used 35mm narrow glide a while back and am now getting around to shaving and polishing the lowers.

Question is the front end was missing the axle caps on both the right and left slider. Just wanted to know if you guys know what caps are needed and where I might be able to purchase them.

Chopt
01-20-2014, 8:42 PM
Anyone know a good source for axle caps?

Took axle caps off my 35mm Showas and put them on a new set of shaved 35mm showas. The 7/8" and 3/4" size difference from the tapered axle are backwards on the caps compared to the sliders...if that makes sense. Not really sure what I have but it ain't lining up.

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/01/21/ebe4uhap.jpg

ProudHighway
01-21-2014, 1:47 PM
Looks like they're just on the wrong legs. Switch em over, left and right?

nbigger
01-21-2014, 2:03 PM
YEA looks like the wronge legs one side of the axle is larger ID thane the threaded side.

Chopt
01-21-2014, 3:16 PM
Makes sense but then the shape of the cap wouldn't match the leg. I took a picture of the two different shaped caps and legs here. My original lowers had the same shape but the 7/8" opening and 3/4" opening were flopped compared to these legs.
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/01/22/savyruma.jpg

ProudHighway
01-21-2014, 4:42 PM
It's possible that single disk and dual disk front ends, or maybe just certain years, have the indent on opposite sides. Early showa forks didn't have an indent on either slider. Those front ends had a lot of variations through the years Harley used them. You may just have to keep looking for a properly matching set.

Chopt
01-21-2014, 5:11 PM
Copy that. Caps did come from a dual disc set up so I'll try some caps from a single disc and go from there. Worth a shot. Thanks!

americancyclechad
01-22-2014, 11:36 AM
I'm going through the same problem but I'm missing the right side cap altogether. Anyone know where I can get a right side axle clamp and axle for a 35mm superglide front end?

Chopt
01-22-2014, 5:20 PM
I'm going through the same problem but I'm missing the right side cap altogether. Anyone know where I can get a right side axle clamp and axle for a 35mm superglide front end?

Vtwin Mfg part numbers for right side axle cap(35mm) are:

24-0507(years - 1975-83)
24-0508(years - 1984-87)

Im sure Vtwin Mfg has the axle as well.

americancyclechad
01-23-2014, 5:15 PM
Vtwin Mfg part numbers for right side axle cap(35mm) are:

24-0507(years - 1975-83)
24-0508(years - 1984-87)

Im sure Vtwin Mfg has the axle as well.

beautiful! thank you so much!