So I finally noticed my un-aligned front wheel. I always noticed a slight angle on my bars but I assumed the tank wasn't on straight or something. Between the right fork and wheel is there supposed to be a collar or spacer? I just have the axle rod to a rubber bushing in the wheel.
I took everything off at work and I could swear something is missing to make the forks twist or something. Nothing has any marks of a bend and no welds have stress cracks or rust so what's up here. I'll post pics later.
I believe you may be missing the spacing collar (if that is what it's called) ... If my memory serves, It is about 1/2 " long and fits over the axle on the brake side. Don't take my post as definite, I'll go check a diagram and get back to this.... you should be able to get one from the gen discussion, quick reference topic as well. Always best to not have "leftovers" after re-assembly
Edited: checked the shop manny and it probably is the collar... there is also a longer distance collar behind the wheel bearing. The Rubber bushing you mention is a dust seal.
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I'm not positive, but I think leaving the that collar out is going to let the wheel move from side to side on the axle. The front brake pads might be the only thing keeping the wheel centered at all... without the brake pads, the wheel could slide on the axle about the length of that collar. I'd fix this asap as the brakes could be headed for a bad failure at the pads. Possibly locking up.