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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-27-2019, 07:05 PM Thread Starter
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Flush Front Axle

What Flush Front Axle is everyone, that has one, using?
I have been noticing a slight wobble in my front wheel lately and I thought it was due to a huge pot hole that I hit and dented my front rim.
Since I am one that always checks out My Glide I decided to put her up on the J&S Jack and check the front wheel.
Lo and behold, I found that the Flush Mount Front Axle had broken at the end with the threads on it.
I was not happy at all seeing that since I had purchased a premium one.
Needless to say I won't be purchasing another one of that brand.
I was searching the good old interwebs and came upon the Yaffe Y-Axle.
Appears to be a finely manufactured piece.
I will be waiting a few days to order a new one so if anyone has any good recommendations I'm all ears.
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-28-2019, 01:40 AM
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I have run many flush mount axles from Drag Specialties without a problem.
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I ran a Yaffe Yaxle for close to 5 years between 2 bikes without any issues. Installed on my 2010 SG and pulled it during the trade and installed it on my 2012 RG. Hopefully nothing has changed, but mine was finely manufactured and lasted for many removals and installs due to working on the bike all while retaining the original hardware. Nice piece!
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I ran a Yaffe Yaxle for close to 5 years between 2 bikes without any issues. Installed on my 2010 SG and pulled it during the trade and installed it on my 2012 RG. Hopefully nothing has changed, but mine was finely manufactured and lasted for many removals and installs due to working on the bike all while retaining the original hardware. Nice piece!
Thanks for the info Bro.
I ordered the Yaffe Y-Axle after reading all the great reviews on it.
It should arrive today so I will be able to get installed and take a nice ride.
I'll take photos and post them up here for All to see.
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The New Yaffe Y-Axle arrived and I must say it is very well manufactured.
I’m liking it a lot better then the previous one I used that broke.
Going to install it now.
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I just finished putting in the Yaffe Y-Axle.
It took time because I had to get the left side of the old axle out that was pressed in.
Here’s a photo of the broken axle.
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Mike, the one I have looks just like your old one. Got it from Hog Pro. How did you know it was broken, did you feel it?

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Mike, the one I have looks just like your old one. Got it from Hog Pro. How did you know it was broken, did you feel it?
Philly, I was feeling a slight wobble in the front when I was riding on the highway so I thought it was from when I dented the front rim from a big pot hole I went into.
I checked the front wheel and found the left spacer was loose so I decided to check the front wheel and axle.
Good thing I did that's when I found the axle to be broken.
I decided to go with the Yaffe Y-Axle cause I believe it is a better design then the one I removed.
I'm glad that I did, as in my opinion, it is very well manufactured.
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Philly, I was feeling a slight wobble in the front when I was riding on the highway so I thought it was from when I dented the front rim from a big pot hole I went into.
I checked the front wheel and found the left spacer was loose so I decided to check the front wheel and axle.
Good thing I did that's when I found the axle to be broken.
I decided to go with the Yaffe Y-Axle cause I believe it is a better design then the one I removed.
I'm glad that I did, as in my opinion, it is very well manufactured.
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That could of been a bad accident waiting to happen. Glad you caught it in time.
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That could of been a bad accident waiting to happen. Glad you caught it in time.


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