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Installing Ohlins forks & BST wheels : Axle nut problem

Hi guys,

I just purchased a set of Ohlins Forks & rear shock, and i have
a problem fitting them on the bike. I have BST carbon wheels also, and the
axle nut provided by Ohlins is too big (length) to tighten the axle.

The BST wheels have the spacers embedded in the rim, not separate like the stock wheels. The Ohlins nut requires to remove the left spacer in the stock rim to install them, thus the wider nut length. So this is not actually an Ohlins problem, not knowing what wheels i have.

My question, has anyone have these on their bikes? Is there any ready-made axle nut for this combo, or do i have to make a custom nut?

I am trying to contact Ohlins to see if they have a ready nut for this...
I searched but nada, so any help is appreciated...

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Oh poor you with your Ohlins suspension & BST Carbon wheels

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Try reducing the length of the nut, by cutting or grinding. Will still be ok. Sounds like a 5 min fix to me.
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A problem i would love to have :)
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Chuck it in a lathe and cut the neccesary amount of. But first make sure you havent missed or incorrectly installed anything. I know but everyone makes simple mistakes every now and then. Could be one of those "where are my sunglasses" moments where you discover they are right where you left them...sitting on your forehead.
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... before I modified anything with Ohlins or BST stamped on it, I'd give ohlins a ring and see if they've bumped into this problem before. Or, call/email BST and see if they have. Most people that can afford BST/Ohlins probably do so in pairs :)

If that doesn't pan out, I'd mill down the shoulder on the axle as Mustard suggested. If you can't do it, bring it all to a machinist or provide REALLY accurate measurements.

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Well if i could afford those parts i would ditch the stock axle and nut and buy a titanium axle and nut for your application.
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Ohlins replied back !

Thanks for the comments guys,

Ohlins replied back and said to :

a) Measure the length of the left spacer of the stock wheel (removable)
b) Cut this length from the Ohlins nut + 0.5mm.
c) Make additional threads 10mm to the axle to ensure tight fitment.

So, off i go (i ordered another nut and axle just in case)...and i promise to post up some miserable pics soon
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Thanks for the comments guys,

Ohlins replied back and said to :

a) Measure the length of the left spacer of the stock wheel (removable)
b) Cut this length from the Ohlins nut + 0.5mm.
c) Make additional threads 10mm to the axle to ensure tight fitment.

So, off i go (i ordered another nut and axle just in case)...and i promise to post up some miserable pics soon
good deal...congrats on your mods also you fuggar, j.k.
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Thanks for the comments guys,

Ohlins replied back and said to :

a) Measure the length of the left spacer of the stock wheel (removable)
b) Cut this length from the Ohlins nut + 0.5mm.
c) Make additional threads 10mm to the axle to ensure tight fitment.

So, off i go (i ordered another nut and axle just in case)...and i promise to post up some miserable pics soon
Damn tease, thats what you are...

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