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Thread: Missing Spacer on Front Axle- 88 k100

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    Missing Spacer on Front Axle- 88 k100

    OK its been awhile since I did anything stupid and talked about it on a forum. I replaced my front tire for the first time back in January. Since then I have been losing air in the front slowly and I finally decided to look into it. My new metal air stem seem to be bleeding air so I replaced it.
    Problem is that when I went to put my wheel back on, my small spacer was missing. I clearly remember pulling the axle out cleanly, the big spacer dropping and me placing the axle in a work tray. So either I forgot to replace in in January or it came without a small spacer. Can the brake rotors hold the wheel in place? Would it have damaged my bearings?

    I think it is #5 on the chart.

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    James and his 1988 K100LT

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    The large spacer limits how far the wheel can go. Your axle must have been a little difficult to hold when tightening, but no damage should have been done.

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    Thanks, I'll get the part ordered. Just needed to know if I needed wheel bearings too.
    I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,
    And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by,


    James and his 1988 K100LT

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