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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-11-2008, 07:39 PM Thread Starter
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There's a Hole in My Axle?

On the right end of the front axle, is there supposed to be a hole bored right through it ('97)? Did something used to be there and has maybe fallen off? I tried to check the manual to get some pictures to see what it's 'supposed' to look like but didn't come up with anything clear. I shudder to think that the axle could come out on me. Needless to say, I'm staying off her until I hear from the group. Thanks.
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Nothing's supposed to be there - if you're pulling the front wheel, that hole provides a place for a breaker bar-type object (or screwdriver) so you can hold the axle still while undoing the nut on the other side.

Enjoy your ride tomorrow - you're good to go.

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Nothing's supposed to be there - if you're pulling the front wheel, that hole provides a place for a breaker bar-type object (or screwdriver) so you can hold the axle still while undoing the nut on the other side.

Enjoy your ride tomorrow - you're good to go.
Exactly.

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Phew - thanks much.
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Or if you need to remove the axet to get the ft tire off you can put a screwdriver in it to pull the axel out so you don't have to hit it with a hammer.

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Or if you need to remove the axet to get the ft tire off you can put a screwdriver in it to pull the axel out so you don't have to hit it with a hammer.
That works rather well
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Or if you need to remove the axet to get the ft tire off you can put a screwdriver in it to pull the axel out so you don't have to hit it with a hammer.
But I like hitting it with a sledgehammer. Can I still do that, even if I own too many screwdrivers? lol

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be very very careful smashing the axle with a sledge hammer...this could cause the axle shaft to mushroom....resulting in a very hard axle shaft to reinstall.
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I thought that hole was there for you to try and spot when you were cruising down the road, watch it go round and round till you fall down??? I may be misstaken.

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no no no..the hole is for tieing a rag onto so that the dogs bite the rag and get thumped on the ground as you ride by and they are chasing you
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