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I am putting the rear wheel back on 82 Aspy. When I tighten the axle bolt it pulls tire into a bind on the driveshaft housing. What the heck am I doing wrong:X:X:X
 

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Are you sure you have your spacers/washers on the correct sides and facing the right direction?
 

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Sounds like you missed putting a spacer back in, there's 2 of them.
 

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is the pinch bolt loose. jb
 

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Is the spacer that goes over the axle but inside the final frive in place? There's also the other two that go either side of the brake caliper support.
 

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Did you grind the inside spacer where it goes into the hub where the wheel bearing nut is with the seal inside with the four holes?
 

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The pinch bolt was loose when I was tightening the axle bolt
 

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rex wrote:
JBz

The pinch bolt was loose when I was tightening the axle bolt
I think you should have tightened the pinch bolt first to stop the nut pulling the axle too far in.
 

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"I think you should have tightened the pinch bolt first to stop the nut pulling the axle too far in."

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That's kind of what I thought, but every thing I read in two manuals and online say to tighten pinch bolt after axle nut
 

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Nope you should tighten the pinch bolt last. And I cant imagine any reason you should have to start grinding down any spacers if it was working fine b4 you took it apart. I am with Tim though. I would be double checking the spacer inside the final drive housing it can fall out when the wheel is off. it just looks like a piece of pipe, and stops the wheel from going too far to the pasenger side. What did you all have apart, what was the purpos of removing the wheel?
 

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I am going out on a limb here and would guess you have purchased a tire thats wider than the stock 140/90 16 . If its wide the drive shaft housing is the first side to hit .
 

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There's only two possibilities I can see. A wider tire as OnaWingandaPrayer said and if you had the right side spacer misplaced with one of the others which would move the whole wheel assembly. If the groove in rear caliper bracket is properly centered over the disk the spacers should be right.
 

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I had the wheel off because the bearing spun inside the hub and I had some side to side wobble. I got a good used hub and had the tire that was on the bike put back on the hub. Tire is the right size. The spacer(pipe) you talk of is there.The spacers on the side by the swing arm are on right too.

I just went for an 80 mi ride and it seems OK Nothing is loose or grinding like it was when the bearing was bad.
 

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Pipe like spacer only on right, other spacers on left - looking at the back of the bike. If still contacting drive side you either have a larger tire or when you spun the bearing you may have "shortened" the pipe spacer or the recess in the housing it sets in.



Install, tighten nut to spec, then tighten pinch bolt. All should turn free.:action:


Don't hit me, but by chance do you have the spacer from inside your old wheel inside the hub?:stumped: If I remember right it is shorter than the spacer that goes in there.
 

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DING DING DING We have a WINNER



"Don't hit me, but by chance do you have the spacer from inside your old wheel inside the hub?:stumped: If I remember right it is shorter than the spacer that goes in there."


I did take out the old bearings out of the old hub and just went and measured the distance in the hub from from where the bearings seat to seat and measures 2 7/8" and the spacer I have laying on the bench measures 3 3/8" so that makes it a half inch difference.

Now the Million dollar question. Did I mess up anything by riding it around for over 100 mi???
 
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