Rear axle bolt tight? chain adjuster bolts set, rear axle still moves?!

14 replies to this topic
  • DannyChaos

Posted June 21, 2014 - 02:39 PM


The axle nut is cranked. The chain adjustment marks are dead nuts rt and lt. If you grab the wheel right and left you can twist it right out of adjustment. Wondering if I'm missing a washer or something. Clymer manual is rather vague on this topic.
Thanks in advance

  • mikenash

Posted June 21, 2014 - 03:31 PM


Hard telling with out a picture.

  • funt

Posted June 21, 2014 - 05:29 PM


Maybe the bearings are shitbeaten.  There should be a big washer behind the axle nut.

Edited by funt, June 21, 2014 - 05:30 PM.

  • KennyMc

Posted June 21, 2014 - 05:36 PM


I don't know if this will matter or not but when you are doing your adjustment you are counting the marks from the back to the front correct?

  • DannyChaos

Posted June 21, 2014 - 05:43 PM


No washer behind the axle nut. Let's see what else isn't in there.I have never bought a bike from a more more of a stooge in my life. The things I have come across on this bike are just ridiculous. Two tusk light kits hooked to nothing?! Legit fresh top end with papers but no other maintenance done....EVER. None of the hardware is OE or matches. Lol there were four brand new 12v battery packs in the airbox..loads of brand new parts installed wrong. It's been fun lol

  • KennyMc

Posted June 21, 2014 - 06:11 PM


BTW, these adjusters make adjusting the chain a snap.  No more using 2 wrenches, doesn't move when you tighten the axle nut.  real easy stuff.


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  • GuyGraham

Posted June 22, 2014 - 07:33 AM


wheel bearings are knackered, or the spacer that sit between the bearings (inside the hub) is missing, which if it is your bearings are toast as well anyway

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  • stevethe

Posted June 22, 2014 - 07:53 AM


Check to make sure the rear brake caliper is in its slot.

  • DannyChaos

Posted June 22, 2014 - 03:10 PM


The aaxle washer was missing and the nut itself was cranked down so tight it started to three itself into the collar of the axle. I grabbed a washer and tightened everything to spec. With everything tight went for a test ride and blew the wheel bearing to pieces at about 40mph. Guessing the bearing has been bad a while? Never seen one to trashed though. Thinking about ordering a new axle, nut and washer along with the bearing. Now that the nut is able to thread down 3 extra threads, I think it puts pressure on the fun fun

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Edited by DannyChaos, June 22, 2014 - 04:20 PM.

  • DannyChaos

Posted June 22, 2014 - 03:13 PM



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  • jojo1224

Posted June 22, 2014 - 05:29 PM


Is there a collar in the hub between the bearings? I don't see one in the last picture.

  • DannyChaos

Posted June 22, 2014 - 07:00 PM


Good call jojo.
Damn it!

  • DannyChaos

Posted June 22, 2014 - 07:35 PM


Anyone have a rear wheel bearing spacer sitting around they don't need? Damn thing is gonna run me $30+
Can't even find one used

  • grayracer513

Posted June 24, 2014 - 08:20 AM


Make your own.  Install the new bearings, measure the distance between them, and cut a new spacer from stock at a metal supply house. 


Or, spend $30.

  • DannyChaos

Posted June 24, 2014 - 10:33 AM


Got one on the way.


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