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Wheel spacers help!

Hey guys so i took my wheels off to get new tires and I am having the hardest time getting the spacers in the right spots. I thought i remembered where they went but I obviously dont because the front rotor is basically touching the fork and the breaks are rubbing like crazy. Right now the two in the front are the ones without the collar on them and I believe that is wrong. Im almost positive I got the back left spacer right because The size of the spacer is imprinted on the mounting point. I think a collared spacer goes on the front but which side of the fork? any help is appreciated.

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There only one spacer for the front wheel. The axle itself has a spacer built onto it. So the spacer goes on the right side, none on the left.

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Just did my front tire last night and ran into the same issue. If your looking at your tire from the front it's the left hand rotor right? One if the spacers in the front should have a collar. It is a little wider than the straight OD spacer and will put your wheel where it needs to be. It goes on the side next to the axle nut. You'll see the difference.

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I don't think that's right at all. Iirc there isn't a spacer on the left side. Only the right.
I was trying to find a thread that it was discussed with MrMike. I can't seem to find it. If I was at home I'd get a picture of my extra front axle with spacers on it. Maybe when I get home.

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There is a spacer on the left. It is almost flush with the wheel when installed & bottomed on the bearing. It usually doesn't come out unless you pick/pop it out.

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The manual refers to them as side collars and they push into the seals next to the wheel bearings. The axle is fatter at one and acts like a spacer too. He is refering to the side collars.

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There is a spacer on the left. It is almost flush with the wheel when installed & bottomed on the bearing. It usually doesn't come out unless you pick/pop it out.

Yep that the way mine is.

I have had to look at the manual more than once to remember the right order. I try to lay the spacers down on the same side of the bike where they came from, but then I end up accidentally kicking them and losing track.

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Yep that the way mine is.

I have had to look at the manual more than once to remember the right order. I try to lay the spacers down on the same side of the bike where they came from, but then I end up accidentally kicking them and losing track.
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I don't think that's right at all. Iirc there isn't a spacer on the left side. Only the right.
I was trying to find a thread that it was discussed with MrMike. I can't seem to find it. If I was at home I'd get a picture of my extra front axle with spacers on it. Maybe when I get home.

well i have 4 spacers so i believe the front does have 2 spacers not just one. along with the rear having two right? so the collard spacer goes on the throttle side with he collar facing the fork right?? just trying to clear up.

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My mistake. The axle makes up the collar, not the spacer itself. Here's the front axle, bolt on the brake side.
On the rear, the collar spacer is brake side.

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well i have 4 spacers so i believe the front does have 2 spacers not just one. along with the rear having two right? so the collard spacer goes on the throttle side with he collar facing the fork right?? just trying to clear up.
Yup I looked when I got home yesterday. Rickard is also right about the rear.

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Here's the rear axle, but on the brake side.

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