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My friend just got a used Kona Stinky and I put it together for him, but i was curious about one thing: the front shock is a boxxer race and it has a thru axle. Are there supposed to be spacers between the hub of the wheel and the legs of the fork? Or is it just supposed to chill there, because it kind of moves if you turn a hard corner... fill me in. thx.
 

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No no spacers are you sure you have the right axle for the fork ?
 

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Some hubs have dust caps that snap on and off. How much is it moving? It's it's moving A LOT, you're missing the dust caps. If it's missing just a mm or two, what you need to do is loosen the pinch bolts, tighten down the axle first, then retorque the pinch bolts.
 

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There definately aren't any dust caps (maybe i should get some), theres like 5-7mm of space between the hub and the legs of the fork. The only thing thats keeping the hub from sliding on the axle is the brake. Does this mean I need to get a completely new hub? Agh! The throes of buying a bike on ebay...
 

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josiahdood said:
There definately aren't any dust caps (maybe i should get some), theres like 5-7mm of space between the hub and the legs of the fork. The only thing thats keeping the hub from sliding on the axle is the brake. Does this mean I need to get a completely new hub? Agh! The throes of buying a bike on ebay...
My boxxer is actually a couple mm narrower than the hub, it takes just a couple pounds of pressure to spread the fork enough to get the hub in. Sounds like your hub is too narrow or has the wrong endcaps on it. I was on a budget, and got a 20mm "rocky mountain" hub from Cambria when I got my boxxer. It was $40, down from $100. Not my first choice, but it'll have to do for now. Maybe you can find the right caps for your hub???

Good Luck!
 

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josiahdood said:
There definately aren't any dust caps (maybe i should get some), theres like 5-7mm of space between the hub and the legs of the fork. The only thing thats keeping the hub from sliding on the axle is the brake. Does this mean I need to get a completely new hub? Agh! The throes of buying a bike on ebay...
You're missing something.
 
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