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quick front wheel question

sp1. i forgot which way i pulled the front wheel off. one side has the spacer/outer race protruding from the wheel and the other side is recessed.

looking at the bike from the front, does the protruding spacer side go to the left or right?
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From what I can see here, the thicker one goes on the right side.
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Schematics can be misleading sometimes, but I think you're right.

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The thicker one should be on the same side as the axle nut. Make sure when you put your calipers back on, they set flush to the mounting bracket. If you have the spacer backward. One caliper will have a gap and the other will be too close.

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alright. also, this is the first time ive dealt with an axle like this. obviously the bolt that screws into the axle keeps it from pulling out of the opposite side, but what keeps the axle from working its way out of the other side, is it tapered on that end or something?
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The thicker one should be on the same side as the axle nut. Make sure when you put your calipers back on, they set flush to the mounting bracket. If you have the spacer backward. One caliper will have a gap and the other will be too close.
Ahhhhhhhhhhh this is the answer (I believe) I needed in a thread I posted about caliper spaci g and rotor pass through. I will check this next chance I get.
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alright. also, this is the first time ive dealt with an axle like this. obviously the bolt that screws into the axle keeps it from pulling out of the opposite side, but what keeps the axle from working its way out of the other side, is it tapered on that end or something?
The pinch Bolts hold it in on the right side. I have all mine safety wired just for re assurance and track compliance.
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The pinch Bolts hold it in on the right side. I have all mine safety wired just for re assurance and track compliance.
i just cant see honda relying on the pinch bolts only to hold it in. either way im with you, i'm throwing some wire on it once i get it back on this afternoon
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sp1. i forgot which way i pulled the front wheel off. one side has the spacer/outer race protruding from the wheel and the other side is recessed.

looking at the bike from the front, does the protruding spacer side go to the left or right?
The longer spacer goes on the riders right side.
The shorter spacer on the riders left.
With the spacers installed correctly, when you install the front wheel and axle, the index line on the right end of the axle should align flush with the outer surface of the left fork bottom.
This is without tightening left the pinch bolts.


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There is a process involed installing the wheel gotta run someone want to spell it out
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