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#272737 - 08/31/09 9:01 pm Need front wheel help!  
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I'm having some problems with the front wheel on my '68 Shooting Star. I replaced the bearings and when I put it back on, the outside edge of the drum rubs on the inside of the brake hub at the outer edge, just past the shoes. I have taken it apart and put it back together 3 times and checked it, but can't figure out what's different now.

The other question I have is: I need a new rim anyhow, so what are my options. Will a 19" wheel fit on that bike? There are many more 19" used wheels for sale than there are 18".

Thanks.

Doug


'68 441 SS
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#272774 - 09/01/09 2:07 am Re: Need front wheel help! [Re: Doug Barisone]  
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Brake shoes on upside down?


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'65(lower)/'66(upper, wheels, front end, controls)/'67(seat, exhaust, fuel tank, headlamp)/'70(frame) A65 Bitsa.
#272775 - 09/01/09 2:08 am Re: Need front wheel help! [Re: Mark Z]  
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That bike SHOULD have a 19" front wheel.


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#272838 - 09/01/09 2:38 pm Re: Need front wheel help! [Re: Mark Z]  
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Did you install sealed bearing perhaps and didn't put the original dust shields back in? The dust shields are needed as spacers to locate the wheel.


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#272850 - 09/01/09 5:18 pm Re: Need front wheel help! [Re: Alex]  
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Yes, I did do that and thought that was the problem, so I put the dust shields back in. Maybe I installed the shields wrong. I'll check it one more time.

Thanks.

Anyone know about puting a 19" front wheel on a '68 441 that originally came with an 18" front?

It seems that the larger wheel/tire will run into the front fender unless the fender was moved up. Any thoughts?

-Doug


'68 441 SS

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