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Removed the Earles hinge axle shaft to relocate for single motorcycle use with no side car....the axle took some doing to get it out . Anybody out there got any suggestions on how to get it back in with out doing any damage?? should I back off the bearing adjusters ?? Leo

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Dress it well with a wire

Dress it well with a wire brush

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earles swifal shaft.

Yep. Had some burs and nicks on it, 150 grit and 600 grit paper to polish it out... works wonders Leo

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I made a T handle from a bolt

I made a T handle from a bolt if I remember. Welded another bolt across. Started the axle, screwed the T handle threads in to the axle and pulled it threw. I think the axle had threads if I remember correctly.

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If

If all your threads are clean and the axle and bearing races it passes through are clean, it will go pretty easily. But that's possible after everything is disassembled. You are just wanting to swap positions with everything else in place. It's hard to get the bearing race bores clean in place. Yes, there is a 6 or 8 mm threaded hole in the end of the axle to help with alignment and assembly.

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EARLES AXLE

I also made a point of putting the axle in out of the frame ...it went in very smoothe then I assembled the axle shaft into the earles frame with the shocks removed from the top...went right in ..I pulled it out again and tried it with the shocks hooked up .and no way was that going to work..with the axle alignment and tight tolerances. Leo

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