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Legs are equal from top to bottom, I thought maybe one was bent


I’ve only had the bike for a couple months so I don’t know the history. Bike is stock otherwise so I was suprised when I noticed the differences in parts
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Legs are equal from top to bottom, I thought maybe one was bent...
To check that loosen your triple clamp pinch bolts, on side at a time, and grab and rotate (twist) the fork tube. If one's bent you'll see movement at the bottom of the slider as it rotates.
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If you look on Sportsterpedia, the axles A04 and A05 are very similar but have different shoulder specs. Could be where your problem is if someone has put the wrong one in at some time.
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If you look on Sportsterpedia, the axles A04 and A05 are very similar but have different shoulder specs. Could be where your problem is if someone has put the wrong one in at some time.

I ordered the axle by the part number shown on HD schematics
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Ok heres what Ive got so far:






Heres detail looks of how its setup using the stuff that came off the axle from right side to left side. This is everything on,caliper mounted and wheel spinning, everything torqued to spec








As you can see in the last pic, the nut on the end doesnt seem on too far, but it does torque down to 55ft/lbs and I can put loctite on?
That axle should go in a lot farther. Are you sure the pinch side is the right size. If you put it together this way, you take a chance on the nut stripping off because it's not holding enough of the threads. I wouldn't run it this way.
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Does the large dia of your axle slide completely through the lower leg without the wheel installed?
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Does the large dia of your axle slide completely through the lower leg without the wheel installed?
+1, I'd remove everything and slide just the axle in, to make sure it fits right.
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+1, I'd remove everything and slide just the axle in, to make sure it fits right.
You might look at post #24.
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Sorry about that, somehow I overlooked post # 24. The nut looks right. Should be able to run it that way.
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I ordered the axle by the part number shown on HD schematics
But if the wheel HUB is wider than stock, then the spacers must be altered to compensate for that - so that the overall measurement of spacers, bearings & washers from inside of the right slider leg to inside of the left slider leg remains the same total amount as from stock configuration... That will allow the axle threads to protrude the same amount as stock...


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