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High On Octane

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on: January 26, 2018, 03:46:56 pm
How does the front axle come out on a 58 Connie?  I need to remove it to balance the wheel.  Does the bearing come with it?
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Reply #1 on: January 27, 2018, 04:13:13 am
Yes, it does! The axle is shaped like this and held by the bearings:



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Reply #2 on: January 27, 2018, 06:44:34 am
That's exactly what I was afraid of.  So, I'll have to remove the axle and bearing to balance the wheel.  Ok, thanks.
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Reply #3 on: January 27, 2018, 08:26:09 am
You can also balance it with the axle installed. Either clamp it between two tips, or place the axle upon a stand. You can even balance it directly in the forks.
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Reply #4 on: January 27, 2018, 06:43:24 pm
You can also balance it with the axle installed. Either clamp it between two tips, or place the axle upon a stand. You can even balance it directly in the forks.
Andreas

Not with the digital spin balancer at work.  The axle has to be removed to mount the wheel to the machine.  It wasn't the easiest task, but I got it tackled after work.  All good to go.  Thanks!
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