I noticed a while back I have some slop fore and aft on the 106 front axle. Should I care about this and if so could I just insert a washer to take up the excess room in the frame slot for the axle?
Front axle slop on narrow frame
Posted July 16, 2015 - 10:10 AM
Posted July 16, 2015 - 10:16 AM
Yes, I'd just shim it with a washer. That slop translates to more steering play.
Posted July 16, 2015 - 10:55 AM
Better to repair now before it gets excessive.
Posted July 16, 2015 - 01:46 PM
Posted July 16, 2015 - 06:18 PM
Get rid of the pin that it came with. Get a 3/4" grade 8 bolt with a nylock nut and draw it down till the slop is taken up. Problem solved! I have done this to my 100 and my 107. The 100 has had it on for 6 years now and is as tight as the day I did it. I also center drill the bolt and put a grease zerk in the end to grease the axle. Some have a zerk on the axle pivot and are already greasable. Hope this helps.
Edited by IHCubGuy, July 16, 2015 - 06:18 PM.
- wvbuzzmaster said thank you