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Offline bazzer

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Stuck rear axle
« on: May 14, 2018, 10:00:06 AM »
Any one else had problems with a tight hard to remove rear axle or is it just me?

Difficult to remove even with a firm tap with a mallet.


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Re: Stuck rear axle
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2018, 10:30:32 AM »
Has it been removed from the bike before? (i.e during maintenance, tyre fitment, etc?)

At the risk of encouraging the deviants on this forum with double entendres... its possible the axle shaft was not lubed up properly the last time is was slid in, meaning it would need to have been rammed home. Hard. Over and over. Hence the reason you're having so much trouble pulling it out.

I need to return some videotapes.

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Re: Stuck rear axle
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2018, 10:35:44 AM »
Its the 4th set of tyres, entirely possible it was not lubed though.

Even so It was removed in September last year for the last set of tyres.


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Re: Stuck rear axle
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2018, 10:43:17 AM »
The axle shaft is only there to clamp the bearings and spacer together, support the weight of the bike and locate the adjusters - nothing spins on it.
A bit of grease is needed to make it easier to insert.
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Re: Stuck rear axle
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2018, 10:44:50 AM »
Yeah I realise that

Its always been tight from when it was new, this time thought its super tight !!!

My other bikes its pretty easy to get in and out.


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Re: Stuck rear axle
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2018, 10:58:28 AM »
Perhaps you just have a large shaft?   :745:
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Re: Stuck rear axle
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2018, 12:39:28 PM »
*Originally Posted by Patrick Bateman [+]


At the risk of encouraging the deviants on this forum with double entendres...

Sadly not so

Bazzer where is the spindle getting stuck?,since i’ve been chocking the wheel up with a piece of wood underneath got be the easiest bike I have for changing the rear wheel.

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Re: Stuck rear axle
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2018, 12:44:48 PM »
I tried lifting the wheel up to take the load off it.

It hardly wants to move at all and that was a with a good whack with a mallet. I gave up after about an hour and decided I would try again later when I was in a better mood.

Its always been pretty tight since I got the bike, however this is beyond tight and into its stuck in there.

I do lots of trackdays, so I am used to changing wheels so I do know what I am doing :-) This is deffo out of the ordinary.




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Re: Stuck rear axle
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2018, 01:54:04 PM »
Have you moved the spindle at all? Is the thread still showing?

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Re: Stuck rear axle
« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2018, 02:53:34 PM »
Knocked it out about 20mm would still not move freely, so knocked it back in and bolted it all back up while I think about it :-)


 


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