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Just installed my rear wheel and can see a 3/16" gap between the washer and swing arm, I just don't remember that gap before I removed the wheel?
Checked one YT video and the guy also ended up with the same gap, but I wonder if any of you can snap some pics to confirm.
Here is a picture of my completed rear end, axle torqued to 90 ft lbs and the wheel is spinning freely. Also the spacing between the tire and swingarm is about the same on both sides.
I also made a sketch of what I ended up with.
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Looks good to me. The axle goes through the swingarm on the right side to sandwich all the pieces from the washer and on to the left side. When torqued up (90 is too much IMHO and unnecessary, go 80), you simply tighten down the pinch bolt. Gap may vary slightly with different swingarms/variations.
Same deal happens on the front axle if you look at it.....
 
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As requested: a photo. Yours looks good to me too but man is it clean! The dirt on mine helps hide the "gap"!

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As requested: a photo. Yours looks good to me too but man is it clean! The dirt on mine helps hide the "gap"!
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Thx for the picture Haynes, it will get dirty tomorrow, if I don't get lost in the smoke coming from BC :rolleyes:
 

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The two washers, brake side and nut side, are not the same size. The fit might be better if the thicker one is on the brake side. I don't think you cant tell from the FSM.
 

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The two washers, brake side and nut side, are not the same size. The fit might be better if the thicker one is on the brake side. I don't think you cant tell from the FSM.
True it's not very clear, but the bigger washer fits perfectly on the pumpkin, and a smaller one also fits on the brake bracket without overlap

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Just installed my rear wheel and can see a 3/16" gap between the washer and swing arm, I just don't remember that gap before I removed the wheel?
Checked one YT video and the guy also ended up with the same gap, but I wonder if any of you can snap some pics to confirm.
Here is a picture of my completed rear end, axle torqued to 90 ft lbs and the wheel is spinning freely. Also the spacing between the tire and swingarm is about the same on both sides.
I also made a sketch of what I ended up with.
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I've always installed the axle flush with the outside of the swingarm. Yours is recessed quite a bit which accounts for the larger gap on the inside of the swingarm (I think).
 

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I've always installed the axle flush with the outside of the swingarm. Yours is recessed quite a bit which accounts for the larger gap on the inside of the swingarm (I think).
If you forced the right side to be flush, you're not supposed to. Let it seek it's own depth before snugging up the pinch bolt. Damir has a larger gap due to his swingarm being wider or used the thin washer on the right side, or both. Mine was always slightly underflush using the correct washer.
 
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