amberwolf wrote: ↑
Feb 07, 2018 3:29 am
Nordlock washers on the nuts
torque arms. (if you already have torque arms then they aren't good enough and you need better ones)
I use Grin's torque arms. One on each side. One is preloaded in the forward torque direction and one in the reverse.
And still - I note that the motor's axle is slowly "digging" through them, by striking back and forth.
Are they meant to be replaced once in a while? I actually remember now that the axle of the H3525 was a bit smaller than the torque arm's matching cavity, and perhaps it's the reason for this slow creeping?
The problem is that not all motors have equal axles: Another motor of mine (TC4080) has a bit thicker axle and that one fits just right to the torque arm, so they have to make it universal, and for most axles there would be that kind of rotational freedom tolerance.
These are the best of the best torque arms. What else can be done?
Maybe using a crescent wrench as a torque arm, and filing it so it SNUGLY fits the axle?
Or another kind of torque arm which you recommend?
Regarding the nordlock washers: I have tried spring-washers and they failed, but I didn't try those.
Considering that my dropouts are made from aluminium, I guess should place such washer between the nut and the torque arm so I don't wear out the fork with each service opening?