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Rear axle adjustment

Hello - Would appreciate some help . I'm just starting my first build and I got a softail rolling chassis with a 250 Rear Tire. I'm trying to figure out how the axle adjustment mechanism can work. The Frame has a 1" x 3" slot where the 1" axle goes in. There is a 3/8" screw hole on the front side, but there is no room to put any traditional Axle Adjustment mechanisms that I have found. All i can do is put the 3/8" bolt on either side. So I'm thinking that won't work 1) it won't prevent the axle from sliding back, and 2) the bolt would have to be sitting right against the axle - which doesn't seem right.

Is there any solution for this short of some custom fabrication ?

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Hello - Would appreciate some help . I'm just starting my first build and I got a softail rolling chassis with a 250 Rear Tire. I'm trying to figure out how the axle adjustment mechanism can work. The Frame has a 1" x 3" slot where the 1" axle goes in. There is a 3/8" screw hole on the front side, but there is no room to put any traditional Axle Adjustment mechanisms that I have found. All i can do is put the 3/8" bolt on either side. So I'm thinking that won't work 1) it won't prevent the axle from sliding back, and 2) the bolt would have to be sitting right against the axle - which doesn't seem right.

Is there any solution for this short of some custom fabrication ?

Thank you in advance
I believe the adjuster bolts are only for adjustment, for referenced alignment [ while adjusting the chain- to count the turns to keep wheel square] .
I don't think it's their job to hold the axle in place- that is for properly tightened axle nuts.

If the adjuster bolt is designed do be threaded outside the swing-arm- you have to use ~1/2"wheel spacers as sleeves on both sides so the adjustment bolts rest against them. Then- there can be the split washers[if you have room] and then -the axle nuts. [ indeed the axle has to have enough length to do that]
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Welcome to CC......Most of those custom axle blocks used two set screws against the plates on the ends of the axle. I can see it all in my head let me see if I can find a picture....

First time build rear axle question...


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These are close to what I use but instead of a bolt with a nut I use two set screws so they are completely hidden. If you use a short one on the outside and tighten it against the longer one inside it will serve as a lock nut.
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