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front IS adapter hitting rotor?!?

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by tgreathead, Oct 26, 2005.

  1. tgreathead

    tgreathead Monkey

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    I swapped the rotor from my Funn front wheel to a new Mavic EX325 (WTB LaserDisc Super Duty). I had never swapped a rotor before but read about it and put it on exactly as the Funn was. I put the washers between the rotor and the hub and torqued it down. For some reason the rotor is contacting the IS adapter. I don't know why it would be any different but it is. I used a file to shave off some of the adapter where it was rubbing but I can't seem to shave off enough.

    The only thing I can think of is to put the washers between the rotor and the screws. It might still hit the screws but if it doesn't will it be okay to have them like that? Could I leave out the washers all together?

    If it matters its on my 04 Super T Pro.

    Thanks,
    --Taylor
     

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  2. RhinofromWA

    RhinofromWA Brevity R Us

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    Your new wheel sounds like it does not have the same exact offset as your old wheel.

    No biggie, just space it correctly for the new wheel. Just approach it like the old disk was never on a hub and start the alignment process. Good luck!

    Rhino

    BTW- I have never put washers between my rotor and my hub. :think:
     
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    kidwoo Celebrating No-Pants Day

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    Yeah, take the washers out.
     
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    what fork and brake are u using.

    my sherman and mono 6 had that problem one day of dh will solve it
     
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    BMXman I wish I was Canadian

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    Yeah I think you just need to remove the washers...unless you went from qr to 20mm...D
     
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    Never had washers on the rotors at all? Not between the bub and rotor or between the rotor and screw heads??? Can't say I've ever seen anyone with washers doing anything with the rotors.
    With Hope calipers I had to adjust it off of the adapter with micro washers.
     
  7. tgreathead

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    weird, RM's notification must be messed up, I didn't get any emails about replies.

    It's an 04 Super T Pro with Hayes HFX 9's and the EX325 laced to a WTB LaserDisc Super Duty TA. The old wheel was from a Funn wheelset, also TA. The weird part was I had just bought the new Hayes IS adapter since I didn't have one for TA so i freaked me out when the new wheel didn't fit right.

    I'm going to try removing the washers, my buddy also said he's never used them. I think that should give me the space needed.

    Do you guys use a torque wrench to but the rotor bolts on? I just did it by feel and, like the mechanic in Fundamentals, I just 'nipped it up.'
     
  8. Echo

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    I actually use a torque wrench these days just because I have one. But I never had a problem with the rotor bolts coming loose back in the days before I used a torque wrench. Probably best to err on the side of "too tight" though :dead:
     
  9. tgreathead

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  10. Echo

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    I have a Park torque wrench.
     
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    you dont need to stinkin torque wrench! :D and no washers!

    any riding this weekend? hopefully my wheel will make it by tomo :mumble:
     
  12. JRogers

    JRogers talks too much

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    No torque wrench really needed for rotor bolts, just a dab of blue loctite and tighten it up.

    I've never had to use washers with Hayes I don't think and I've used a bunch of different wheels. The movement in the Hayes mount seems to cover 95% of hub/fork combos. Hubs are different though and have small differences in size. I always have to recenter after switching wheels on a Hayes or reshim after switching on Hopes.
     
  13. tgreathead

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    Looks like it. I was supposed to be out of town but it looks like I'm here now. I'll let you know if anything worthwhile comes up, at the very least we'll do a Whoops run. Redical's got the new Soul 4X prototype so I want to check it out.
     
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    im tryin to get there sat morning/afternoon... put in few hrs with riding and building.
     
  15. tgreathead

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    Pulled the washers off, worked like a charm. I used my new Craftsman torque wrench to put the bolts back on, I was amazed how little torque was needed to tighten them properly. Add a little loctite in the mix and they're good to go :)
     
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    Too tight can mean broken. I would rather worry about too loose, however, that is not an issue. Much harder to remove twisted off bolts than to tighten bolts. Blue loctite is all you nee though. I own a torque wrench, but didn't use it when I put my new wheels on tonight.