Front Wheel offset


10 replies to this topic
  • GENE426

Posted September 13, 2006 - 09:49 AM

#1

On my 04 yz450 , the front wheel is offset tward the oppisite side of the brake rotor.
Is this normal?
Checked in the manual and I have the spacers right.

  • motorhead2825

Posted September 13, 2006 - 10:50 AM

#2

That does not sound right. Are both of the spacers the same size? Because the smaller one should go on the side of the rotor.

  • grayracer513

Posted September 13, 2006 - 01:13 PM

#3

When mounted in the fork, is the rim centered between the tubes? It should be.

  • GENE426

Posted September 14, 2006 - 10:43 AM

#4

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  • grayracer513

Posted September 14, 2006 - 11:50 AM

#5

The pics make it appear to be off center, all right. Measure tube to center on both sides to verify, and pull the rim over as needed.

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  • Ga426owner

Posted September 14, 2006 - 02:04 PM

#6

put that wheel between your legs and twist the handlebars to straighten it :thumbsup:

  • GENE426

Posted September 14, 2006 - 02:06 PM

#7

put that wheel between your legs and twist the handlebars to straighten it :thumbsup:


Thats not the problem
the wheel is not crooked its offset to the non brake side about .5"

  • FFRacing79

Posted September 14, 2006 - 04:54 PM

#8

Maybe it is just me, but it looks like the axle was improperly tightened down. If you notice on the right side of the bike the axle is protruding where it should be flush. I think that is what is making the wheel to appear offcenter. What do ya think Gray?? Tdub

  • CROGGR

Posted September 14, 2006 - 07:27 PM

#9

Maybe it is just me, but it looks like the axle was improperly tightened down. If you notice on the right side of the bike the axle is protruding where it should be flush. I think that is what is making the wheel to appear offcenter. What do ya think Gray?? Tdub



I think you nailed it T-DUB! :thumbsup:

  • GENE426

Posted September 15, 2006 - 05:59 AM

#10

Thanks i did unloosen and tap the axle in further
I should be flush with the fork?????????????

  • sparkyz

Posted September 15, 2006 - 06:42 AM

#11

You will want to properly align the front end. To do this go ahead and loosen the axle pinch bolts, axle, and lower fork pinch bolts. First tighten the axle to the specified torque. Next you can tighten the brake side axle pinch bolts. Now with the bike off the stand hold the front brake and push the forks down many times. Once you are satisfied go ahead and torque the other side axle pinch bolts and the lower fork pinch bolts.





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