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Old 11-16-2012, 11:19 AM   #31
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One other thing I found to relieve the sticky axle is to make sure the axle holes in the fork legs are aligned.

Even though my forks were aligned at the top of the triple tree the axle holes were offset enough to have a little spring pressure on the axle.

I loosened the triple tree clamp bolts on one fork leg and fiddled with it until it was better aligned at the axle. This made a world of difference!

I also have the old style CJ pusher, and it is helpful. I have a piece of foam on the flat behind the tool storage that has cut-outs for tire tools, one wrench, and the CJ pusher, so I've not had any issues with the threads.

I'll see if I can install the Old style upside down and bottomed out in the threads and still have room to thread the axle bolt in. If so, I could just push against it. There's no real need to use a wrench on the pusher to twist the axle now that I've aligned those holes to keep spring pressure from locking the axle in.

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