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post #1 of 4 Old 03-24-2017, 05:36 PM Thread Starter
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Front axle - tightening it binds the front wheel?

I just installed my 320mm Galfer brake kit, and found when reinstalling the front wheel, even modest torque on the front axle causes the wheel to bind up.

I'm going to drop it and make sure the speedo drive is on right but I expect it is given it fits between the forks properly and the cable is lined up where it should be.

Any thoughts?
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post #2 of 4 Old 03-24-2017, 06:22 PM Thread Starter
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Answered my own question. I feel pretty dumb but relieved!

Found the 6 year old thread discussing front wheel installation and the speedo drive alignment. Double checked and sure enough I didn't do mine properly. Managed to fix it and not damage anything.

I can't post links (sheesh) so I can't post the link to the KLRForum thread that answered my question.
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post #3 of 4 Old 03-24-2017, 06:47 PM
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We are glad that you found an answer and fixed a fairly simple error Tim.

And WELCOME to the forum, I hang out here more than I should!

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post #4 of 4 Old 03-24-2017, 08:20 PM
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You're almost there, regarding post count, Tim!

If you MUST post a link, you can "encrypt" it, by leaving spaces, dashes, asterisks, whatever between characters of the, "in-the-clear" link . . .

Like, h t t p :/w w w . silly link DOT com (NOT an actual encrypted link.)
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