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Old 11-15-2012, 06:09 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by ohgood View Post
I don't get it... what's wrong with the stock axle and two lawnchairs ?

no, really.
The friction of the seals in the bearings is enough for it not to be accurate.

I tried mine with brand new precision sealed bearings and it was not accurate. Asking old wheel bearings to do this work not happening.

With the shielded bearings, it's much more accurate. I will let it settle, and move the wheel maybe 1-2 degrees and it will go right back to settled after clocking back and forth.

With open bearings it would be even more accurate but they are really hard to keep clean.

I notice a huge difference on the road with my dirt bike tires, especially since I am running rimlocks. My KTM has the valve core and rimlock in the same 30 degrees so it's really out of whack the Husky at least offsets them.
We're not out here to rough it. We're here to smooth it. Things are rough enough in town.

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