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Bagstr

Fork Guards and Axle Pinch Issue Nov 2019

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   With All the Talk about front axle installation,,,,  I was careful while cleaning the front bearing grease seals.

Recently installed these Totally Buff fork protectors, but.  They created a bind in the pinch system.

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The axle proved tight and had to be driven out with a wooden punch once All the bolts were loose. Normally, the axle pushes out with finger pressure from the screw side.

I found that the sleeve on the protectors are a little undersized, causing the pinch bolt to not release pinch pressure on the fork bottom. Added a little more clearance with a 5/16 drill.

I think the too small hole caused side pressure on the bolts. Now the pinch action is returned to stock and the axle slides in and out easily.

   I thought you would want to know.  Bagstr

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Huh might need to do that been running those for a year now and noticed axle was harder to get out

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Interesting.  Any chance you contacted the company and let them know or asked what they thought?  Someone not as experienced (I am looking in the mirror!) may not have caught that....

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