WHEEL SPACER

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    sean p New Member

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    Morning all, nearly ready for getting the VFR rolling again but I`m a bit puzzled about the front wheel. Its been re powder coated and I`m just about to renew the bearings but I cant work out how the spacer that fits inside the wheel (between the bearings) fits. The manual refers to driving it home but that doesnt seem possible to me due to its design is it meant to fit between the bearings and then gets nipped up when the axle bolt is torqued up? Any thoughts greatly received.

    Thanks, Sean.
     
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    It just sits between the bearings, the Honda manual tells you which side to fit first, once the second bearing is in the spacer should be snug against it
     
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    The spacer should be pretty snug between the bearings, so there won't be much "nipping up" when the axle is tightened. :)
     
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    Yeah, that front spacer literally just sits between the two bearings with slight compression. In the end, I always found a little less snug to be better than cranked on. The axle and axle nut will finish off the compression and your wheel should spin nice and freely with everything torqued. A little drag is ok (mostly from the calipers and pads), but too much drag is an issue in my book and might be misalignment.
     

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