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Unread 09-14-2020, 06:11 PM   #1
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Wheel or bearing issue

So last deals gap trip if some remember i had a wobbly wheel. Rode back to cabin nut was hand tight. Now the nut is pinned twice. I thought maybe i didnt torque it? Even tho u have to get real close to be able to pin the nut. Next day wheelers put on a new tire torqued it and pinned it. Rode all day the on way home wobbly wheel. Got in garage unpinned it nut was hand tight.

I pulled out my hub to see if bearings were bad they look great. The entire axle doesnt move within the hub..tell tell sign of bad bearings.

Is it possible ive over torqued the nut and ruined the axle? And now the nut goes down gets pinned but its actually sliding over the axle threads? Basically the axle threads have no bite ?

Unfortunately ive ordered the bearing and cant return so those will get replaced now. The axle looks like it cant be ordered. But im not sure. Any thoughts on the axle being culprit?

Its confusing as the nut is pinned and cant move but the wheel seems to end up with this play that allows it to move like a cartoon broke wagon wheel.
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I would think that you would be able to see if the threads had been stripped on the axle.
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Same thought. But my mechanic neighbor said its possible theyve lost their thickness? And arent holding. But at the same time the nut is pinned so it cant move. So makes me think the wheel isnt flush against the axle when torqued then while ridding it is able to slide on the axle. If that makes sense
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Could it be that the axle is stretched from being torqued?
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Missing a spacer or washer? Maybe assembled the wrong way?


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The service guy and i after some talking think its just ruined threads and the nut either isnt torquing all the way or its sliding over worn threads just enough since the nut is pinned it still has a little room for the axle to pull away. So new axle and nut if that doesn’t test out at grattan or some street grass clippings. Then ill change the bearings.
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Replaced the axle..damn expensive. Everything put back together and the battery is dead lol. Has to take both lithiums to battery plus and have them “woke” up. Now they are charging. Guess ill know if anything is broke at grattan..seems a legit place to see if my back wheel stays on!
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Replaced the axle..damn expensive. Everything put back together and the battery is dead lol. Has to take both lithiums to battery plus and have them “woke” up. Now they are charging. Guess ill know if anything is broke at grattan..seems a legit place to see if my back wheel stays on!

I mean the only safer place was the Gap right? Lol


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Yea. That 30min ride taking like 3 days was amazing to! At least if I ditch it at grattan it will be with 3000 other inexperienced riders
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