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Kiwi_Roy
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PostSubject: Front Axle is Toast   Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:27 pm

Before I went on my trip to the Arctic I replaced the front bearings and seals with a kit from Allballs
8000 km later imagine my surprise when I found one seal shredded
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Wear on just one side of the spacer
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Then I had to draw the axle all the way out.
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The bearing has obviously been spinning on it
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This explained the seal shredding, the wheel dropped down
The first thing I noticed was the large nut clamping everything together was not as tight as I expected, could I possibly have left it too loose or was that due to wear on the slipping parts. I must confess I didn't use a torque wrench just nipped it tight with a 12" crescent.

The independent shop where I go for tires pronounced the bearing shot.
I'm just thankful I found it before my Utah trip next week.
New Axle on the way.


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PostSubject: Re: Front Axle is Toast   Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:39 pm

Well that's a weird one!
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PostSubject: Re: Front Axle is Toast   Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:42 pm

I guess you must be still in our hemisphere then Pete, to be awake so early.
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PostSubject: Re: Front Axle is Toast   Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:26 am

Yeah, in Vancouver, we fly out tomorrow!
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PostSubject: Re: Front Axle is Toast   Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:35 am

What time tomorrow, I owe you $200

Never mind we'll catch you next time
Have a safe trip back
Cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Front Axle is Toast   Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:22 am

Hey Roy
By the looks of it you are able to lift the front wheel with your homemade stand and a floor jake. Am I seeing that right?

Im looking to do the same and this might be the ticket.

Thanks
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PostSubject: Re: Front Axle is Toast   Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:06 pm

The 6 x 2 wooden shop stand makes a very stable support for the rear wheel, takes less than a minute to get the rear in the air without any lifting device then it's just a matter of jacking under the engine and you have both wheels off the ground.

The Luigi hole on my bike has a large washer in each side. I eased them a little to fit the 1/2" pipe but I have seen another one with no washers, you would have to pad the 1/2" pipe so it doesn't make contact with the plastic decorations.
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