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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 10-06-2019, 12:27 PM Thread Starter
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Should I straighten this up?

Hey guys, I just picked my bike up and have yet to ride it to much, my question is this. Should I loosen the tight side of this front axle clamp and proportionally even it out? I will try to get a picture hooked up, forgive me i’m new at this and don’t even know how to reply to individual comments yet.
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post #2 of 34 (permalink) Old 10-06-2019, 12:33 PM Thread Starter
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Well I can’t figure out how to thumbnail a picture so I’ll just say, the clamp underneath of the fork is completely tight on the front side and has an almost 1/8” gap on the back. Also the rear stud bolt is shorter but still sticks out past the nut a ways, so it that shouldn’t matter to much.
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If I just picked up my 2019 HD, I would take it back to the dealer and ask them to properly install and tighten the front axle. They shouldn't give you a hard time as this could be a safety issue.

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Sorry, I forgot to mention she’s an oldie. 84 flat. Shade tree done.
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Loosen the front nut,then tighten evenly to specified torque.

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Well, I figured out why they had the front right. Loosened it, tightened the back to even it out, then went to torque them down 10ftlbs and notice the front stud was pulling out a heli coil. This sucks. Now what!?
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