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Placed new tires on 1982 goldwing but forks will not fit axle properly. the axle is inside of outside end of the right fork

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There are two possibel reasons for this:
1. the most likely is that you installed the axle the wrong way around - try to fit it form the oppososite side. See if it fits the fork better.
2. second possibility is that one or both wheel bearings have moved in their housings a little when you tightened the axle in the wheel. You should investigate the condition of the wheel bearings before you go any further.
Lastly, it is not uncommon fo rthe axles to be a little way inside the fork ends due to manufacturing tolerances. What should not happen is that their position changes without obvious reason.

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