YES It's NORMALplease tell me if it’s normal
So it is normal like that?Here's related thread with more info from manual.
So I've had the unfortunate experience of going down on my bike about a month ago. It was a high'sh speed lowside on a ramp, the bike and I slid for a short bit on asphalt and then went onto grass. Ironically, the grass did the most damage, because the lip of the rim of the front wheel got...www.cbr250.net
Note that left & right fork-ends attach to axle differently:
RIGHT - clamps fork-end axially between axle-nut and spacer. Fork-end and axle are now one fixed unit.
LEFT - does not use spacer for locating or clamping. Bouncing forks up & down centres fork-slider over fork-tube. THEN axle is held in place radially by fork-end pinch-bolt. There is no lateral/axial clamping like on other side
You'd have to have both left pinch-bolt AND right axle-bolt be loose for axle to move anywhere.I just feel how unsafe that is if the bolts aren’t tight you axle comes right out lol
I've ridden on a bike with a loose front axle and pinch bolts, loose as the bike had been taken apart then put back together without being properly finished by the previous owner. It felt a little off, I couldn't pinpoint it until I started checking the bolts. Both front brake calipers and some engine mounting bolts were loose as well. Also my dad has forgotten to tighten pinch bolts on one side, and they fell out. Other than assembly errors though, never seen it.Never, ever heard of anyone having problems with loose front axle. And I worked in bike-shoppe for 10-yrs and saw A LOT of bikes!