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October 26th, 2018, 12:18 AM   #1
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Forks and the wheel bushings

I have noted that when I have nipped up my forks to Axel that their is a gap between the wheel bearing bushings, I think that it should be no gap, but looked at 2 other Bergs a mate had and they were the same as mine with about 3mm gap.
I would think that there should be no gap at all, I have never noted it before like I pushed on the forks but it did not want to go in snug.
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Does the wheel move from side to side then? Maybe add a picture if possible.
Is the axle pushed in all the way? It should be flush with the axle clamp on the outside of the fork.

I have seen many axles that have been knocked in with a steel hammer too many times that become flared out and won't push into the axle clamp completely.
That or, when the wheel bearings collapse, the bush gets damaged, and when they arent replaced you can also have a gap.
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Does the wheel move from side to side then? Maybe add a picture if possible.
Is the axle pushed in all the way? It should be flush with the axle clamp on the outside of the fork.

I have seen many axles that have been knocked in with a steel hammer too many times that become flared out and won't push into the axle clamp completely.
That or, when the wheel bearings collapse, the bush gets damaged, and when they arent replaced you can also have a gap.
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Bearings are all fine, axel is fine, no one but me has touched this bike but me. apart from the engine that Orangeberg did up.

my mates 2 stroke is still on the original sprockets and it's got maybe 2.5mm gap as well and his 650 has about 4mm gap.
I can not push the wheel from side to side because the brake pad holds the wheel back like, I think that such will wear the pads more so like that and all.

I do not know how to do a picture It's just that the side of the bearing bush to the fork had a gap of 5mm and I pushed it in to 3mm and set the clamp bolts at that because she did not want to go snug.

What I always done after putting the front wheel on is just hold the brake on and shove the suspension down and then nip the bolts up and then the axel.
The axel can not bring the forks together like some do, it's just the fork bolts that hold the axel in place.

If it were not for the brake pads I am sure the wheel would move from one axel to the other side, maybe I have tighten the triple clamps up to tight or wrongly, I go from one bolt to another again and again and so on until all come to the same pressure but another torque wench has walked off again. so maybe that's the problem.
I have had the bike from new and never seen this like but for now I do not use grease on the axel any more but just engine oil now, maybe the grease hid the gap like.
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