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Old 06-03-2008, 08:23 PM   #1
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how do you check the "wheel spacing"?? of a front tire?
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What exactly do you need to know?

If you want to know what size spacers you need and it's not a stock wheel on the bike it's intended to fit, you need only find the center line of the frame and follow that through the center of the forks. Then measure the hub width, and the remaining space is your "spacer".
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What exactly do you need to know?

If you want to know what size spacers you need and it's not a stock wheel on the bike it's intended to fit, you need only find the center line of the frame and follow that through the center of the forks. Then measure the hub width, and the remaining space is your "spacer".
the wheel is not stock, if you take the wheel off wouldnt the width between the forks minus the width of the hub and rotors be the space you need to fill? also where do you use as a spacer?
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the wheel is not stock, if you take the wheel off wouldnt the width between the forks minus the width of the hub and rotors be the space you need to fill? also where do you use as a spacer?
Sometimes, the forks can splay and the width will be off (if you just measure between the forks). Simply, yes, you are correct that the space you need to fill is between the forks minus the hub width.

You can find spacers at a salvage yard that is the same width or wider than you need, if they'll too wide, you can cut them. The easiest thing to do would be to go to a machine shop and have them cut spacers to the ID of your axle and the OD of the bearing dust seal size.

What are you trying to fit up to what?
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Sometimes, the forks can splay and the width will be off (if you just measure between the forks). Simply, yes, you are correct that the space you need to fill is between the forks minus the hub width.

You can find spacers at a salvage yard that is the same width or wider than you need, if they'll too wide, you can cut them. The easiest thing to do would be to go to a machine shop and have them cut spacers to the ID of your axle and the OD of the bearing dust seal size.

What are you trying to fit up to what?
does tightening the front forks to the wheel cause it to "flex" inward like a swingarm does when the axle nut is tightened? i would imagine that would mess up fork seals and internals in time... now the said "spacer" to be cut / machined is the tube inside the wheel right?.. sorry im dragging this out but we wanna try and fix it before breaking down and going to Motorcycles Unlimited.

My brother in law ordered some carrozeria wheels for his R1 and hes been riding around with some chatter under heavy breaking, but hes got a track day coming up and thats just not right.
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You don't want to pull in the forks at all. They shouldn't move when tighting the wheel. Doing so can increase stiction to a seriously dangerous point.
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Don't forget about the rotors.

IMHO, take it to someone who has done this before.
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