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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-01-2014, 08:46 AM Thread Starter
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Front axle rotation

I got my new shinko on the front, and after torquing the right side fork clamp to 114 in lb I went to 41ftlb the axle nut and it was spinning the axle before I hit 41. I stuck a screwdriver through the hole on the far end of the axle to hold it while I torqued it but after torquing, I went to tighten it more and it still spun the axle.

Should I tighten the clamp on the fork? Is it fine that the axle spins? It's not free spinning by any means... It just turns with the nut while trying to tighten
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-01-2014, 09:23 AM
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Tighten the bolt on the fork. Shouldn't really be any movement.

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Yeah, axle shouldn't spin. Make sure there's no grease on the contact areas...

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Thanks. I figured u should tighten the fork bolt but I torqued it to spec so didn't know.
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