Front Axle Question? HELP...

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ThatDarkSkinGuy

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My 26'r front wheel was delivered today. I free it from the box everything looks good. I go to test fit the AXLE and my original 1" OEM AXLE does not fit. Measured the inside diameter of the bearings in the 26'r and it measures 1" as well BUT on the inside of the bearings looks to be tapered. Is this possible, could it be a 3/4" bearing? My question is would be be easier just to go to Harley and buy another axle to fit the current bearings, change the bearings to fit the OE axle or have the OE axle turned on a lathe to fit the bearing? Any help/suggestions would be appreciated? First time I ever ran into this kinda situation...

Problem Solved...Thnx again gentlemen! Bike 80% complete
 
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808Bagger

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Maybe the inner axel sleeve is not lined up with the bearing hole and it takes patience to line up and not just shoving it in? Try double check again.
 

thecort

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Not sure if you've done this but try installing the axle into the wheel off the bike to see if it fits. Thats a heavier wheel so it's possible you may not be lining it up right.


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808Bagger

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I would call Glenndyne? Is that where you got the wheel? Before changing the inner or replacing the axel, talk to them. You are warranteed! Classic has the same rim right?
 

thecort

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Scratch that I guess. We must've been posting at the same time.


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808Bagger

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Not sure if you've done this but try installing the axle into the wheel off the bike to see if it fits. Thats a heavier wheel so it's possible you may not be lining it up right.


Tap it!

Yes do that! Maybe you inserting the axel the wrong side of the forks lol?
 

ThatDarkSkinGuy

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No, I did not buy from GlennDyne Designs wanted to but did not. My wheel is like yours 808 except in CHROME. Have carefully and skillfully lined axle up nice and straight with everything lined up and that sucker isnt going to go in trust me. (-: And have tried both sides as well sirs...
 

808Bagger

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No, I did not buy from GlennDyne Designs wanted to but did not. My wheel is like yours 808 except in CHROME. Have carefully and skillfully lined axle up nice and straight with everything lined up and that sucker isnt going to go in trust me. (-: And have tried both sides as well sirs...

My rim use to be on a Softtail which was a 3/4 axel size. I yanked out the bearings and replaced it with my stock wheel 1" bearing. I also had to change out the inner sleeve as well and make a new one cause it needed to be longer. Another option is to just swap your old bearings from your original rim and replace it to the new wheel. Make sure the axel fits in the inner sleeve as well.
 
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Bill

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I would definately be on the phone with the wheel company first thing in the am. If they sent you the wrong bearings have them over night them "if you have time."

Otherwise try the stockers...
 

Classic$98

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After reading these posts, I think Slothy is onto something. If the axle can't even be put into the bearing at all, they must have given you the wrong bearings. Hell, maybe they mis-marked the box, and sent your same wheel to someone else and you have theirs?
 

ThatDarkSkinGuy

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Slothy I think you may be correct 25.4mm = 1" . I will just have the bearings swapped out in the morning. Am cruched for time to finish this project before getting ready to leave for Daytona. Would a 25mm axle work on my 2006 Street Glide? Trying keep this as simple as possible.
 

ThatDarkSkinGuy

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Once again guys you all are the best! 25mm never crossed my bald azz dome head lol. I really dont have time to haggle with wheel company until after Daytona. I can get a 25mm axle in the morning thats not a problem.
 

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