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Front Axle Nut Gone
So after my ride today I decided I was going to clean my rims on my front tire. When I was down there I noticed that my front axle nut is gone! I dont know how it randomly dissapeared but I do believe I need to put one on. I was wondering has this ever happened to anyone else? Also will a regular 14mm nut work from like Lowes?
2002 Vulcan 750
-Riding is living-
Originally Posted by mhdrummer6 View Post
1986 Kawasaki Vulcan 750
NGK Iridium Plugs #7803/DPR7EIX-9
Duralast Gold ETX15 AGM Battery
Coastered & Shaved
Metzeler ME880 [110/90-19, 170/80-15]
Balance Dampers Replaced
Rebuilt Forks w/ Progressive Springs
VN750.com Grill Cover
Emgo 23-92411 Handlebars
MOSFET FH012AA R/R
1990 Kawasaki Vulcan 750
1998 Honda VFR800 FI
2014 Honda VFR800F
1989 Pontiac Firebird Formula 350
ass hole extaordinaire
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Sulphur Springs TX
that kind of nut is called a crown or king nut
Join Date: May 2012
Location: St. Augustine, Florida
My front axle doesn't have a castle nut with cotter pin. Only the rear does.
Patriot Guard Rider
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Torrance, CA
Originally Posted by Deviate View Post
1986 Black Kawasaki Vulcan VN750 "Black KAWK"
VN750 #9300 & VROC #33453
EMGO Handlebar, V&H Exhaust, Drop Shocks, Raised/Painted Fork, MeanStreak Seat, Tank Bib, ME880 Oversize Tires, Engine Guard, Custom Mirrors, Chris Products Turn Signals, Ear Shave, 150/42 Jets, PINGEL Fuel Valve, MCCT, Volt Meter, Shendegen R/R, AGM Battery, Coastered, .020 Coils, Relo Gauges & Headlamp, SilverStar Ultra, LED Flashing Brake Light, Center Stand Delete, WOLO Airhorn.
Join Date: Aug 2011
You can get the nut at yer closest Harley shop (note, I didnt say dealer)...same forks...same axle....if a Kawi shop is closer, go there...all the same...and if ya get a nut from HomeDecoy, make sure its the proper hardness....thats them lil numbers and slashes on the sides...when ya put the new on, put a dab of Loctite on, or take a point punch, and peen the axle threads a lil just outside of the nut...
Join Date: Apr 2012
Originally Posted by The DEUCE View Post
I only understand what I don't understand.
Last edited by blazblu82; 08-12-2012 at 04:36 PM.
Join Date: Jul 2012
The front axle nut is a locking type. I would replace it with a stock part. The axle still can't come out, as it is clamped on the other side. But I wouldn't want no Home Depot nut on my axle.
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