Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Front Axle Threads

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Front Axle Threads

    Does anyone know the thread size for the front axle?

  • #2
    wait... you wanted to know what the axle thread was? i thought you meant the little screw for the damper rod. i have a axle in my garage lemme see what i can find out for ya.
    my Wallet is Getting dangerously close to spontaneous combustion

    Comment


    • #3
      Yup, so I can get a tap to run thru the insert after I drill the hole thru the insert from the bottom of the fork.

      Comment


      • #4
        18mm x 1.5mm
        my Wallet is Getting dangerously close to spontaneous combustion

        Comment


        • #5
          That sounds familiar. Thanks.

          Comment


          • #6
            i do own that size tap and i used it to double check it.
            my Wallet is Getting dangerously close to spontaneous combustion

            Comment


            • #7
              Thanks. I have the tap somewhere that the guy uses to tap the hole for the insert but not the tap for the axle. I can get one on amazon for like $12. Just need it as a thread chaser.

              Comment


              • #8
                Now I have a question about running a tap thru the threads on the fork tube. How tight do you adjust the pinch bolt for the axle while tapping the hole????

                Comment


                • #9
                  Originally posted by davej View Post
                  Now I have a question about running a tap thru the threads on the fork tube. How tight do you adjust the pinch bolt for the axle while tapping the hole????
                  I didn't. Basically, what I did was I bought a threaded insert that was threaded on the outside and the inside. Basically, like the inserts that Harley uses on their fairings for the screws that hold the two fairing halves together. The inside threads were the 18mmx1.5 to match the axle. The outside was like 24mmx1.0 I think. Then I bought a 24mmx1.0 tap and a drill bit to go along with the tap. I then took the fork with me to work and gave it to a guy in the machine shop with a case of Genuine Draft He put it on a drill press, drilled the hole, then tapped it. Then he cut the insert to the length it needed to be and he screwed the insert into place. It was a key locking insert, so then he tapped keys into the outside of it to lock it into place. That's it. Basically, it works just as if the fork was still tapped for the axle. Now the problem is (and I didn't realize this at the time cause I was very new to this bike, only had it for like a week) that that insert is now blocking access to the bolt that holds the dampener cartridge in place in the bottom of the fork. So what I'm gonna do now is use the current hole in the bottom of the fork as a guide and drill thru the insert to gain access to the bolt. Then I'll run a tap thru the insert to clean up any threads that got buggered up from the drill bit.

                  Comment

                  Latest Posts

                  Collapse

                  Topics Statistics Last Post
                  Started by roadiemort, 03-05-2018, 08:01 PM
                  2,852 responses
                  24,067 views
                  3 likes
                  Last Post roadiemort  
                  Started by zingpow, 5 days ago
                  35 responses
                  338 views
                  0 likes
                  Last Post Father Pobasturd  
                  Started by Shores, 9 hours ago
                  6 responses
                  44 views
                  0 likes
                  Last Post Father Pobasturd  
                  Started by Father Pobasturd, 3 hours ago
                  9 responses
                  5 views
                  0 likes
                  Last Post Father Pobasturd  
                  Started by Smokescreens, 4 weeks ago
                  21 responses
                  288 views
                  0 likes
                  Last Post Shores
                  by Shores
                   
                  Started by jd750ace, 5 days ago
                  47 responses
                  610 views
                  0 likes
                  Last Post RonK
                  by RonK
                   
                  Started by grubsie, 2 days ago
                  6 responses
                  145 views
                  2 likes
                  Last Post grubsie
                  by grubsie
                   
                  Started by Shores, 1 day ago
                  4 responses
                  87 views
                  0 likes
                  Last Post grubsie
                  by grubsie
                   
                  Started by Johnrocks, 2 days ago
                  4 responses
                  141 views
                  0 likes
                  Last Post Derailed75  
                  Started by Jeaston, 1 day ago
                  0 responses
                  71 views
                  0 likes
                  Last Post Jeaston
                  by Jeaston
                   
                  Started by viking, 2 days ago
                  2 responses
                  101 views
                  1 like
                  Last Post viking
                  by viking
                   
                  Started by Lifeguard, 2 days ago
                  7 responses
                  130 views
                  0 likes
                  Last Post Tykes_Place  
                  Started by Txulrich, 04-24-2018, 01:12 PM
                  642 responses
                  3,589 views
                  0 likes
                  Last Post LDofDC
                  by LDofDC
                   
                  Started by RonK, 3 days ago
                  12 responses
                  144 views
                  0 likes
                  Last Post scottw
                  by scottw
                   
                  Started by Chksbak, 5 days ago
                  28 responses
                  231 views
                  0 likes
                  Last Post highvoltage  
                  Started by cike, 4 days ago
                  6 responses
                  181 views
                  0 likes
                  Last Post cike
                  by cike
                   
                  Started by davej, 4 days ago
                  6 responses
                  180 views
                  0 likes
                  Last Post Littlebull  
                  Started by Jeaston, 1 week ago
                  27 responses
                  241 views
                  0 likes
                  Last Post Jeaston
                  by Jeaston
                   
                  Started by scottw, 1 week ago
                  16 responses
                  200 views
                  0 likes
                  Last Post MidwestMike  
                  Started by Jed Milhorne, 3 weeks ago
                  49 responses
                  840 views
                  0 likes
                  Last Post BSeward
                  by BSeward
                   
                  Working...
                  X