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I need to know rear wheel spacer placement. also where to rreference to align the rear wheel. it seems i have un equal space between the wheel and fender. i have a total of three spacers two on the pulley side and the other on the brake side. the service manual doesnt show this

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The wheel not being equally spaced under the fender is typical of all Softail motorcycles. They have an "offset" wheel stance. I don't know exactly why but they are designed this way.

The three spacers you are talking about is actually one spacer and two seal races. The two seal races go into the wheel bearing seals on either side of the wheel. This provides a smooth finish for the wheel bearing seals to ride on. The other "spacer" is a bit larger and goes on the belt side of the wheel and the rear brake caliper bracket acts as the spacer on the other side. Anytime you take the wheels off your bike, always mark and make a drawing of the positions of the spacers.

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Steve

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