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after taking my rear wheel off I noticed the dummy axle has a fair amount of play to it, is this normal? 1973 850
Thanks,Larry
 

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Yes, the dummy axle has some play in it. The brake hub "floats" and allows a measure of self alignment when its bolted up. Imperative that the right order of washers and spacers are installed. The hub bearing is a 2 row item and pretty dependable.

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Also why you should apply the rear brake before tightening the drum side axle nut, to centralise the back-plate,
Dave
 
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