Author Topic: Really stupid front wheel question  (Read 833 times)

Offline johnk

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Re: Really stupid front wheel question
« Reply #30 on: April 29, 2021, 07:59:38 AM »
This is the main issue. Your pads are won to match any minor grooving on your rotors. If you're replacing the brake pads it doesn't matter, otherwise they might drag and have poor braking.
I learned long ago to etch a little arrow in the hub so I can put it back the way it came off. Probably doesn't matter, but matching the brake pads back to the same rotor sounds like a good thing.
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Offline Bulldog9

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Re: Really stupid front wheel question
« Reply #31 on: April 30, 2021, 06:59:08 AM »
I think it depends on whether the wheel bearings are placed symmetrically in the hub.  You would think they would be, but they are often not (as on the front wheel of a 78 Convert).  If the Convert wheel is reversed, it will not be in the center of the forks.

Just R&R's the rims last week. As far as I could tell, front rim direction doesn't matter on my 76 Convert, the axle bolt and spacer centers the rim.
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Re: Really stupid front wheel question
« Reply #32 on: May 01, 2021, 02:22:54 PM »
 New bearings and seals installed , wheel mounted , balanced , which meant removing the one weight already in place .

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