BritBike Forum logo
BritBike SponsorBritBike SponsorBritBike SponsorBritBike SponsorBritBike Sponsor SteadfastCyclesBritBike SponsorBritBike SponsorBritBike SponsorBritBike SponsorHepolite PistonsBritBike SponsorBritBike Sponsor
Upgrade to: Gold Membership | Premium Membership | Vendor Membership | Site Sponsor Membership
Words from our sponsors..
Vintage Motorcycle Auctioneers!
Vintage Motorcycle Auctioneers

CLICK HERE to see VIDEO
How the Electric Roller Starter works.

ORDER on eBay. CLICK HERE!
Buy your Electric Roller Starter here
ShoutChat Box
Comment Guidelines: Do post respectful and insightful comments.
Buy BritBike staff a coffee
Buy BritBike's staff a coffeeStill here since 1996 serving BritBike enthusiasts..
Search eBay for motorcycle parts in following countries
Australia, Canada, France, Holland, Italy, United Kingdom, USA
Random Gallery photo
Member Spotlight
Lannis
Lannis
Central Virginia
Posts: 13,014
Joined: July 2001
Show All Member Profiles 
Newest Members
Phil McClusky, 1957 Road Rocket, Payne, Mysticbus, T140v
11017 Registered Users
Top Posters(30 Days)
franko 136
koan58 70
DavidP 58
Popular Topics(Views)
1,148,960 mail-order LSR
a word from..
Forum Statistics
Forums35
Topics68,939
Posts690,940
Members11,017
Most Online14,755
May 5th, 2019
Who's Online Now
75 registered members (Allan Gill), 2,214 guests, and 902 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate Thread
'72 Commando Front Wheel Axle Tightening ? #785829 09/29/19 11:00 pm
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 6,294
Jon W. Whitley Offline OP
BritBike Forum member
OP Offline
BritBike Forum member
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 6,294
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 !

[Linked Image from i.imgur.com]


Jon W.


1957 6T Thunderbird 650
1968 T100R Daytona 500
1971 TR6R Tiger 650
1970 BSA A65F 650
1955 Tiger 100 - Project
1971 BSA A65 650 - Project
1972 Norton Commando 750 "Combat"

Support Your #1 BritBike Forum!

Check out British motorcycles for sale:
British Motorcycles on e-Bay UK
British motorcycles on e-Bay North America
CLICK HERE to see VIDEO
How the Electric Roller Starter works.


ORDER on eBay. CLICK HERE!

Buy your Electric Roller Starter here
Re: '72 Commando Front Wheel Axle Tightening ? [Re: Jon W. Whitley] #785838 09/30/19 12:15 am
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 2,823
R
Rohan Offline
BritBike Forum member
Offline
BritBike Forum member
R
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 2,823
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
Joined: Dec 2004
Posts: 10,345
kommando Online Content
BritBike Forum member
Online Content
BritBike Forum member
Joined: Dec 2004
Posts: 10,345
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
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 6,294
Jon W. Whitley Offline OP
BritBike Forum member
OP Offline
BritBike Forum member
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 6,294
Great, thanks for that info guys. Will do on all accounts.


Jon W.


1957 6T Thunderbird 650
1968 T100R Daytona 500
1971 TR6R Tiger 650
1970 BSA A65F 650
1955 Tiger 100 - Project
1971 BSA A65 650 - Project
1972 Norton Commando 750 "Combat"


Moderated by  Dave Comeau 

Home | Sponsors | Newsletter | Regalia | Calendar | Bike Project | BritBike Museum | Spiders Cartoons | DVD- Manuals & Parts books
Upgrade to: Gold Membership | Premium Membership | Vendor Membership | Site Sponsor Membership
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3