Is there something I am missing? Is it possible to bend the axle after being inserted into the wheel? Has anyone ran mv wheels with bent axles?
BSA axles? Or, race axles? If race axles what size?
There is now an angle gauge available. Without one, angle of bend is a guess.
If axle is not slotted the bend ends up being more of a curve.
Next would be - have axle and wheel been polished?
Then you have oil vs graphite.
Even with the smallest bore I have never experienced difficulty getting a wheel over an axle till you get close to 7 degrees.
Yes. Within the past year we have used MV wheels with MV axles that we bent at 1.5 degrees - which is a very subtle bend. We did not notice the bores being appreciably smaller than BSA standard on our most recent batch of MV wheels, and we had no problem inserting bent axles.
The MV and BSA axles are approximately the same diameter (~0.088-0.089"), but AWANA axles have a larger diameter (~0.092"). What axles are you using? You may want to measure them to be sure...
Can you insert an unbent axle? How are you achieving the bend in your axles? (How do you know the bend is ~1.5 degrees?)
P.S. I noticed that you joined almost six years before your first post! Way to lurk!
I'm I seeing and reading this right.. 1-1/2 deg of bend ?
Not sure of your axle type you said max v wheels only .. but nothing about the axle brand type.
Max V offer's two types of bent axles that I know of..
The 4 pack of polished rail rider axles sku 4035 two axles 2.5 deg for rears, one is 1.5 deg for the front dominate wheel, and one is straight for lifted wheel.
The next set offered is sku 4036 the slotted and polished axle set of 4... slotted known as the K House Groove.
The axle sets are the same in shaft diamenter 0.088 += 0.002
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