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  • Thu, Oct 26 2017 6:21 PM

    '96 tapered bearing spacer

    I'm in the process of changing my front wheel bearings on my '96 sportster. When I got everything disassembled I saw that there was no spacer between the bearings. Timkin bearings with around 14k miles, so I can assume they're original. I'm getting conflicting info on this. Should there be a spacer between the bearings or not?

  • Fri, Oct 27 2017 5:49 AM In reply to

    • FX
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    Re: '96 tapered bearing spacer

     I would think so. Your service manual will show you how to set the end play...They have spacer kits here at J&P. Are you sure it's not in there? It's a pipe that could be hard to detect with all the grease.


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