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I've probably missed something in the manual but how far on do you drift the rear wheel bearing onto the drive shaft i have drifted the stone guard on to the tolerances in the manual  do i then just drift the bearing on till the trunnion touches the stone guard?  

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ooof this comes up regularly and it appears the manual is wrong about the distance for the stone guard! Its too far on and the conclusion is that the best way is to let everything be pushed into place by the hub as the shaft nut is done up. That way you can be sure the hub is hard up against the outer bearing and ditto the dust shield. As theres no shoulders on the shaft and the inner needle bearing just runs directly on it theres no risk of preloading either bearing...

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the silly dimension in the manual just allows the hub to fit and start the nut   when you tighten it all up it positions the bearing housing and back plate 

.........well thats the idea 

Pete

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