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Where do the two spacers go on the rear axle of a 1985 Aspencade?

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    lorenrne Mar 06, 2012

    I have the same question. I took my rear tire off following the manual (1987 goldwing interstate) then when I was putting it back on I had two spacers but the manual only talks about one. I tried to guess where it went, but now the tire rubs on the right swing arm. I'm guessing the spacer is in the wrong place. I have looked at parts diagrams but I can't seem to figure it out.



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You can see an exploded diagram of the rear wheel ( and all the rest of the bike ) at the following website. A picture is worth a thousand words. Please rate my solution.

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