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Old 11-03-2011, 08:18 AM   #67
Airhead Wrangler
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Joined: Mar 2008
Location: Back in Seattle, FINALLY
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My best guess as to why there is 12/6 play and no 3/9 is that the cover that holds the outter ball bearing gets a bit worn due to wheel impacts and what not they're ALL in the 12/6 direction more or less. If that cover wears a bit, no amount of shimming or even new bearings will get rid of the play.
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