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derelick
11-13-2013, 1:33 AM
Need some help with my 04' sporty front axle.. I'm pretty sure I ordered the correct axle but for some reason it seams like the axle isn't the correct length/diameter in certain areas. Here are a few pics to illustrate what I'm dealing with here..

New axle..
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c390/DragSport/IMG_4984_zps4f3f51c6.jpg (http://s31.photobucket.com/user/DragSport/media/IMG_4984_zps4f3f51c6.jpg.html)

New wheel centered..
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c390/DragSport/IMG_4972_zps522458fd.jpg (http://s31.photobucket.com/user/DragSport/media/IMG_4972_zps522458fd.jpg.html)

Scenario #1 - Axle pushed in too far?:

Axle(left side)..
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c390/DragSport/IMG_4977_zps6d096c79.jpg (http://s31.photobucket.com/user/DragSport/media/IMG_4977_zps6d096c79.jpg.html)

Axle(right side)..
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c390/DragSport/IMG_4976_zps0e478200.jpg (http://s31.photobucket.com/user/DragSport/media/IMG_4976_zps0e478200.jpg.html)
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c390/DragSport/IMG_4975_zps74cd9f2f.jpg (http://s31.photobucket.com/user/DragSport/media/IMG_4975_zps74cd9f2f.jpg.html)

Scenario #2 - Axle not pushed in far enough?:

Axle(left side)..
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c390/DragSport/IMG_4983_zps696185c0.jpg (http://s31.photobucket.com/user/DragSport/media/IMG_4983_zps696185c0.jpg.html)

Axle(right side)..
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c390/DragSport/IMG_4981_zps80d2d873.jpg (http://s31.photobucket.com/user/DragSport/media/IMG_4981_zps80d2d873.jpg.html)

My main question is.. Is there an issue with running a spacer over the 1/4" stepdown(in this last pic ^^) of scenario #2? Hope this makes sense to someone

MIKE47
11-13-2013, 7:55 AM
Axle isn't in enough. On the r/s (the largest side) the end also acts as the spacer so it should be in all the way to the bearing. You may have to sand the axle a bit to remove some plating to get it to go in. You would need a spacer on the l/s to take the place of the speedo drive. I also looks like you are pushing the tubes together giving them a taper. That makes the axle appear too long. If you draw them together they will bind and not give properly eventually wearing the seals and bushings.

-Get the axle to slide into the wheel bearing alone first.
-Then slide it into the legs.
-Make sure the legs are parallel.
-center the tire in the fork with the r/s bearing against the axle step on the r/s of the axle
-measure for the spacer for the l/s
-install spacer and recheck. Secure nut on l/s to specs
-secure r/s pinch bolt to spec. as you do this last one recheck parallel and pull/push on the r/s leg as needed.

Hope this helps

MIKE47
11-13-2013, 8:01 AM
After rereading again i'm no longer sure that is whats going on. I think the spool wheel is why nothing is jiving as it is supposed to. I am imagining it is narrower at the hub so the factory axle/spacer design isn't mating up. If you do leave the r/s out more you would need a spacer on both sides. If you went that route and had that little step on the l/s it isn't gonna matter as the spacer has enough support already.

I'd go scenario #2 with 2 spacers

pedrodeleon
11-13-2013, 1:21 PM
Mike is right in the 2nd scenario. Your spool is narrower than the stock hub so the stock spacer will not work. You will need two spacers, one on each side of the wheel. Center the wheel in the forks than measure each side to determine spacer length. On the left side with the step down you will only need to measure from the hub to the step down. You can buy axel spacer stock from several places online. I think Speed Dealer customs has a 3/4" spacer kit, if that's what size your axel is, with several different sized spacers in it.

derelick
11-13-2013, 2:54 PM
After rereading again i'm no longer sure that is whats going on. I think the spool wheel is why nothing is jiving as it is supposed to. I am imagining it is narrower at the hub so the factory axle/spacer design isn't mating up. If you do leave the r/s out more you would need a spacer on both sides. If you went that route and had that little step on the l/s it isn't gonna matter as the spacer has enough support already.

I'd go scenario #2 with 2 spacers

Thanks mike, that's what I was wondering about using a axle spacer over the small step down area, whether or not that would be a problem. I already have 2 same length spacers being cut for me to center the wheel.