Originally Posted by cisco
Woody; Thanks for chiming in. Your point of view based on years of experience is very valuable. The first thing I checked when disassembling the wheel was the length of the spacer. I removed the drive side bearing first, the spacer stuck out beyond the shoulder of the bore. This not anything I needed to measure as it was apparent.
kudos to ya Cisco,,,that's what i wanted to hear,,this technique is used by many manufacturers,,,by having the shoulder further away from the spacers end alleviates having to be extra precise in the set-up process and minimizes your bearings having too much pre-load on them,...they will essentially self adjust.
FYI,,it is essential with this style set-up that you double check how smooth your bearings rotate after installing them..because if you tap them via the outer races you stand the chance of too much pre-load,,hence the axle tapping trick i mentioned in my previous post.
OBTW some more kudos to ya for being one of the cool analytical contributors in tmex's thread on this subject.. a few others i want to acknowledge are docking pilot,,EnderThex,indy Unlimited,Bayner and tmex himself to name a few