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'72 Commando Front Wheel Axle Tightening ? #785829 09/29/19 11:00 pm
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Before I turn the axle nut any tighter, will this slack be taken up when fully tightened or is this the way it should look ? I don't think there should be a gap between the spacer and fork leg but can't hurt to ask !

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Re: '72 Commando Front Wheel Axle Tightening ? [Re: Jon W. Whitley] #785838 09/30/19 12:15 am
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There are different versions of that dust shield (?), but that is correct.
The wheel is located on t'other side.
And as long as it can spin freely, its good to go.

And, if it was much further over, the dust shield would rub against the alloy of the fork leg,
and that would not be good...

btw, the pinch bolt is not even shown in that pic, once its done up the axle can not spin.
Put a fibre washer in the gap of the pinchbolt, so you can't overtighten it and crack something.

Re: '72 Commando Front Wheel Axle Tightening ? [Re: Jon W. Whitley] #785859 09/30/19 6:00 am
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And before you start to nip up the pinch bolt bounce the front end so the forks align fully, do not over tighten.or the fork leg snaps.

Re: '72 Commando Front Wheel Axle Tightening ? [Re: Jon W. Whitley] #785906 09/30/19 7:32 pm
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Great, thanks for that info guys. Will do on all accounts.


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