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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 12-23-2013, 03:20 AM Thread Starter
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Axle Spacers

A little curious about the piece the dealer did not and I guess could not install laying on my shop stool. The other side is installed, but not this one, do they make a different size for the Hot Legs by Arlen Ness?

Is this even safe?
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They Might Make A Different Size For Those Legs, But They Can't Just Simply Not Install OnE Spacer. You Need To Get New Spacers From Arlen Ness, And If The Dealer Said You Are Good To Go Then Get A New Dealer As well
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They Might Make A Different Size For Those Legs, But They Can't Just Simply Not Install OnE Spacer. You Need To Get New Spacers From Arlen Ness, And If The Dealer Said You Are Good To Go Then Get A New Dealer As well


Are you saying this from a safety perspective or just looks?


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Are those actual spacers or just spacer covers

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safety wise you are ok... However, that is about as cheesy as a dealer can get. You can go to any of the wheel manufactures and get the wheel spacer you need. IMO


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The dealer installed the right side but not the left?

I'm assuming your bike has ABS......the spacer for the left side is different (for the ABS) on that side, and typically doesn't come with "the kit"


If I had to guess anyway

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The dealer installed the right side but not the left?

I'm assuming your bike has ABS......the spacer for the left side is different (for the ABS) on that side, and typically doesn't come with "the kit"


If I had to guess anyway
That's exactly what I was thinking too. I'm still confused as to why the axle is still showing on the right side though. The gap between the spacer and the fork leg looks odd. Could it be due to the opening in the center of the rotor? Looks to me like a different spacer is needed.

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that doesn't look right at all. i can understand not using the big solid spacer on the left side because of the abs. on the abs side, it is just a cover that looks like the same spacer but it's just a thin stamped piece of chromed metal.

RIGHT SIDE


LEFT SIDE (not a spacer, just looks like one because of the abs)


it looks like he only used the stock spacer on the right side. there is a conical shaped spacer that matches the inner hub of the agitator wheel. looks like he installed the fork lowers and didn't use the chrome spacer kit, only the stock one.

my buddy's looked like that on the right side when he got the chrome agitators without getting the chrome front end kit.

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That's a much better look for sure skratch.

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So I wrote to Native Baggers where I bought the legs from and this was there response.

"That is not the axle showing. They used a stock axle spacer because that fat one won't fit with the Ness legs as is. You could have a notch machined out of the fat one so it will fit or you could powder coat the stock axle spacer black."

Does anyone know of a spacer that will fit without modification that will match the one I already have?


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