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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 12-22-2016, 12:14 PM Thread Starter
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Rear wheel axle diameter???

Anyone know the diameter of the shaft opening in the rear wheel? I want to mount my wheel on a shaft and spin it with a motor to polish it. Winter project!

I looked through the service manual but don't see it there. I'm at work and want to pick up some stock to use on the way home.
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Have you considered a buffing type wheel in a electric drill?

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Yep. Thinking of doing that and also spinning the wheel at the same time.

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The wheel is just like a car wheel in that there is no axle. It mounts with a diameter of 1.912" to the final drive boss (see pic), it mates with the final drive. However, the wheel opening reduces as shown to where a small cap inserts the diameter of which I don't have the specs.

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Thanks. I know that it really isn't for an axle. I just want to put it on a shaft so that I can have it spin with a motor on the tire while I polish the wheel. I'll have to try some different sizes and figure out what the diameter is that way.
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I figured as much. If my wheels weren't in South Carolina while I'm in Ohio I would measure the cap opening.



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Thanks Waldo. I wouldn't mind being in South Carolina now where your wheels are!
Too cold here in CT for me.

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Axle diameter for rear wheel

The way I read your original question, you want to pass an axle thru the rear wheel so can spin it and polish it. I jusy measured my spare rear wheel. I could not get my verniers lined up, so I started dropping sockets into the hole. A 0.938 passes thru with very little play. A 0.944 jams in the hole ant will not pass thru. Since the diameter of this hole is not critical to the operation or fitment of the rear wheel, its diameter may vary noticeably from wheel to wheel. Just my opinion.

Personally, I wouldn't use an exact fit axle, but instead would use cones locked to a shaft with set screws, much like the set up sold for wheel balancing.
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Anyone know the diameter of the shaft opening in the rear wheel? I want to mount my wheel on a shaft and spin it with a motor to polish it. Winter project!

I looked through the service manual but don't see it there. I'm at work and want to pick up some stock to use on the way home.
Thanks
I have an axle made up for balancing the wheel, I'm not at home at the moment but I'll measure it for you tomorrow and report back.
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Since the diameter of this hole is not critical to the operation or fitment of the rear wheel, its diameter may vary noticeably from wheel to wheel. Just my opinion.

Personally, I wouldn't use an exact fit axle, but instead would use cones locked to a shaft with set screws, much like the set up sold for wheel balancing.
Yes. I believe, hence not a fact, it's cast and not machined like the side I pictured. I've seen the lower fork tubes on a couple wings that the casting is so bad you would not be able to fit a fork brace. But, if it's not too defective, Honda's castings are pretty good. One could use all thread and some nuts to secure for spinning. If it's a little off center, you would get an orbiting polisher out of the deal .



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