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Hello everyone, I am a new member here so excuse my greenness here. I have been a Harley rider for many years. Recently bought a 1975 superglide fxe, bringing it back to life after sitting for 15 years. My one question ❔ is how spacers are required for. The rear axle, I think I have the wrong ones in as I see the rear wheeloff centre a bit. Parts manual shows a very vague description. I have 2 diffent spacers on now and I am thinking this is. Incorrect. Can anyoneb shed some light thanks
 
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Pictures - need pictures of the bike ... oh, and the rear tire as well; but in all seriousness, would like pictures of the bike.

Sorry I could not be of more help on the spacers.
 
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thanks will do a picture of rear end, is it difficult to post pics here.Scott
 
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Off center's not unusual...brake disk and sprocket alignment should make it obvious.
 
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As stated, also the chain has to line up. The tire being exactly centered under the fender does not always happen. My 2019 is off center.
Need pictures, I rode one of those, it was a 76', my friends, back when it was new.
 
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Originally Posted by Huskyking View Post
Hello everyone, I am a new member here so excuse my greenness here. I have been a Harley rider for many years. Recently bought a 1975 superglide fxe, bringing it back to life after sitting for 15 years. My one question ❔ is how spacers are required for. The rear axle, I think I have the wrong ones in as I see the rear wheeloff centre a bit. Parts manual shows a very vague description. I have 2 diffent spacers on now and I am thinking this is. Incorrect. Can anyoneb shed some light thanks
There are 3 spacers for the rear wheel. 2 of them are located on either side of the outer wheel bearing (#41196-73). They are exactly the same size.

Then there is the rear axle spacer (#41595-73). This spacer will only fit between the swingarm and the wheel braring spacer on the left side.

Pics would help when you state the wheel is a "bit" off center.

My 78 FXE is a "bit" off.

I pulled the chain guard to make sure the chain was running true; made sure the rear axle was aligned properly, know for sure I have the correct OEM spaces and components. Probably out by at most 1/16 to 1/8 inch. Rides and tracks fine. Welcome to AMF
 

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Ah staring to make sense, I believe I know what is happening, I am not running bike yet but I think the rear wheel has tiomany spacers, has the left side however it has a thinner washer on right did (brake side) which causes alignment problem and break rotor tightness. I thought there was no need for smaller spacer on right. And of course I have the 2 bearing spacers inside of seals correctly, I looked at a rear axle kit also on Jand P cycles and they only show this one spacer I think I may have this solved, will try to post pics, thank you very much.
 
 


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