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Front wheel

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by prue1, Dec 17, 2019.

  1. prue1

    prue1 XS650 Enthusiast

    I noticed that my speedometer drive gearbox housing was not positioned correctly (the arrow was not pointing up), So I loosened the front axle (it was not real tight) and re-positioned the speedo drive. Tightened the front axle and away I went. Did not get far and heard front end noise. Back to the house and inspected the wheel, it was hard to turn so I removed the front wheel. Every thing looks good (including bearings). My question, does anyone know the length of the bearing spacer? It Appears one end is not a clean machining and someone could have cut off a boogered end? I'm thinking if this is too short it will prevent the front wheel from turning freely when tightened. Also the spacer flange that rides within the hub, should it ride on the axle or on the bearing spacer? Currently my spacer flange rides on the bearing spacer and appears to have no purpose. Also the speedo drive gearbox appears to be working correctly.

    As always, thanks.

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