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    Benelli front axle 'construction'

    Hi all,

    New to this forum.

    I am building a cafe racer and am planing to use a Benelli Tre K 1130 front end. I have bought the front forks and bottom yoke and a wheel, all from a Tre K Amazonas 1130.

    However, I don't yet have a front axle. In order to find one I took some measurements and I have a question as to how these axles are put together:

    The axle is 26cm long with a threaded and a smooth end. The forks are 3 and 4cm 'thick', so that leaves 19cm in between the forks, but the wheel only measures 14cm wide, so there is a 5cm gap.

    My question: are there spacers involved, and if so; one or two, and what length are these? Axles on Ebay seem to come with only one 'bush' (well, that is what they call it), but it looks like a spacer, but if there is only one, isn't the wheel offset from centre?

    Can someone please help and explain how these axles are put together?

    Many thanks!

    Paul

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    The smooth end goes through the bottom of the fork leg and then past it to act as the spacer once the axle is tightened into the threaded side .
    If nobody else posts a photo tonight I'll get one up here in the morning.
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    Thank you!

    Aha, ok, so the smooth bit on the shaft being longer than the width of the fork leg acts as a spacer on one side, and on the other side there is the one (separate) spacer.

    Correct?

    So when I buy an axle, I just need the axle and one spacer/bush?


    Paul

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    Hi Paul,
    Yes I believe so.
    I've only one spacer on my tre k as well.
    My axle length is 260mm including the 62mm of smoothed section that acts as the spacer as well as the area the fork clamp grips.
    Forgive the dirt she's in the dog house at the moment lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick67 View Post
    Hi Paul,Yes I believe so.I've only one spacer on my tre k as well.My axle length is 260mm including the 62mm of smoothed section that acts as the spacer as well as the area the fork clamp grips.Forgive the dirt she's in the dog house at the moment lol Rick
    Awesome! Thank you very much for the clarifications!CheersPaul

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