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  1. #1
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    Front wheel problems!

    I put a new tire on my Suzuki m50 (200 I put the spacer on the left side of the bike, other side of brake caliper. It looks like I have a half inch gap between spacer and fork. Did I put it on right? Or am I doing something wrong? Any help would be greatly appreciated. really confused, scared to ride it

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  3. #2
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    2008 Suzuki Boulevard m50. I looked at the diagram and it makes no sense to me. I just hope I put everything on right. I don't think I did

  4. #3
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    On the left side you have 2 spacers and a bearing. They go on in this order, long spacer, bearing then short spacer Then the axel goes thru them and thru the wheel and the bearing on the right side.
    If you can't dazzle 'em with brilliance,Baffle 'em with Bulls!!t!

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  6. #4
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    Front wheel problems!-20150509_183617.jpgFront wheel problems!-20150509_183637.jpg here is the left side and the right side. Notice how there is a gap on the right side of the first picture next to the fork. What am I missing?
    Last edited by clark3157; 05-09-2015 at 06:58 PM.

  7. #5
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    Sorry first picture is left side. Second is right side next to brake caliper

  8. #6
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    Take it apart and reassemble per my directions in my other post. Also don't mix up the bearings. They may be the same but they may not since they have different numbers in the diagram.
    If you can't dazzle 'em with brilliance,Baffle 'em with Bulls!!t!

    Roadburner Street Pro's on my M http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hf0IYPcoiVc

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    Ok thank you. I think I might be missing a part though. I was hopi g you could tell me which one. Like I said I put the spacer on the left side, wheel, then I put the speed indicator inside the tire on the right side. No spacers or anything on right side

  10. #8
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    If you only have one spacer then you are missing one. Tomorrow I'll try to measure the lenght of the spacer on the outside of mine. Maybe that will give you an idea which one you are missing.
    If you can't dazzle 'em with brilliance,Baffle 'em with Bulls!!t!

    Roadburner Street Pro's on my M http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hf0IYPcoiVc

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    Quote Originally Posted by clark3157 View Post
    Ok thank you. I think I might be missing a part though.
    I assume you don't have a shop manual.
    If you are going to continue doing your own maintenance, you REALLY should get one.

    Have you looked at any online parts lists.....like from BikeBandit ?
    They usually show exploded views of how the parts go together.
    Don't believe everything that you think.

  12. #10
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    The outside spacer is approx 1" long. Easy is absolute correct about the manual> If you don't have one you can get on this site.Not sure if the sticky works anymore but one member has a link in his sig.
    If you can't dazzle 'em with brilliance,Baffle 'em with Bulls!!t!

    Roadburner Street Pro's on my M http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hf0IYPcoiVc

  13. #11
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    Yeah I downloaded a couple manuals, I downloaded a service menu and a owners manual. I believe I lost a spacer so I am going to the dealership for the spacer today. Thank you gentleman for all your help!

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    Bummer,man but I understand. I lose crap all the time. Guess I'm just getting too dang old.
    If you can't dazzle 'em with brilliance,Baffle 'em with Bulls!!t!

    Roadburner Street Pro's on my M http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hf0IYPcoiVc

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    Go to Bike Bandit.Com,book mark it so you can get to it quickly when ya need it,punch in the make,model,and year of the bike in question,then the part or area you're looking for,and they will give you a schematic [exploded view]of the part or area,in quesion, on the bike.I use it all the time when looking at or working on an unfamiliar machine. Dave!!!
    Last edited by Davetac1; 06-01-2015 at 01:11 PM.


 

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