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02 frnt wheel on 06 300xc?

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Hey friends,

I bought a wheelset from an 02 525 for my 06 300xc so I could have a 2nd rear wheel (for easy switching between trials and knobby tire). It was a good enough deal for the set that I could make a lawn ornament out of the front and still do well.

The old front axle is a smaller diameter than the current one. Anybody have or heard of any solutions to run that older wheel on the newer bike? Different bearings, custom axle, etc? We do have a good fabricator here in town.

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KTM sells a axle reduction kit. (about 25 bucks) You will need the old style small axle as well.

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Thanks for the offer but I already have the axle, so 25 for the kit is where I'm headed.

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It's been a while and I finally got around to finishing up the front wheel, etc....

I got the reduction kit and a new spacer to replace the odometer thing for the 02 wheel. I went to put it on the bike and the old axle is too short for the nut to grab threads!

Anybody have any suggestions?

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Doe's the axle need to be turned back on a lathe so it will slide closer to the nut. It's hard to understand your problem without pics.

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