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    Default wide glide spacer suggestions??

    hey yall,

    wanted to see if anyone has any good ideas here. I'm not running a brake on my early wide glide and need to find a spacer. I want to have the groove for the front brake lathed smooth with the profile of the sleeve. then I was going to try and find a spacer to fit over the sleeve in between the starhub's flange and lower leg.

    anyone done this? what do yall think? suggestions?

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    First, you need to turn up a sleeve to replicate the brake backing plate so you can cinch the sleeve tight to the fork leg like it's supposed to be. You need to do that so you can pull the axle up tight and position the hub. From what you are saying, I don't think you are clear on how this assembly works.

    Jim

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    Hey Jim,

    thanks for the response as always. I think I see what you're saying here and what I'm wanting to do is eliminate the groove on the axle sleeve where the brake backing plate normally butts up to. Then just make or find a single spacer that slides up to the hub's flange (for a cleaner look).

    For example..here in the photo below, the groove circled in red will be smoothed off making a perfectly smooth axle sleeve. then the yellow shows the area that the new spacer will cover (making it possible to tighten the axle sleeve).

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    I don't see any reason that won't work. It would make a clean installation.

    Jim

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    perfect, I just wanted to be sure before I had my buddy go through the trouble of making me up a spacer. Thanks a bunch Jim!

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