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But how do you know when the axle is seated.Freds viedeo saved me some money.:thumbup:
 

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But how do you know when the axle is seated.Freds viedeo saved me some money.:thumbup:
There is a ring etched into the axle on the left side (looking at the front tire) and it should be almost at the hole on the bottom of the fork tube where the pinch bolts are found. Owners manual or service manual has the procedure for lining it up.
 

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RJS, the axle has a shoulder that seats against the left bearing center and presses the wheel to the right when tightening the axle nut. The grove or ring on the larger part of the left axle is a guide for setting the left fork away for brake caliper clearance. Check the video and manual for proper sequence of tightening and clearance on the left caliper.
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The "ring" etched into the side of the axle is pretty close
when all your parts are new but after your 4th or 5th front
tire change, parts begin to wear and compress and setting
it by using a visual sighting on the ring is not a good idea.

The toolbag is pretty useless but it does come with a feeler gauge,
... it is for setting the gap between the caliper and the rotor.
Use it ...
... don't rely on the ring etched into the axle
unless you think "close" is good enough.

Dennis
 
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