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I recently removed the front wheel on my K9 Wee & took it to my local dealer for a new tire. After I re-installed it, I noticed that the right side appeared to be missing a spacer (see attached photo). Thinking that it had fallen out as I was removing the wheel, I looked everywhere on my shop floor for the "missing" spacer. After I couldn't locate it, I looked up a schematic of the front wheel on the internet, and I was shocked to see that the axle doesn't have a spacer.

Excuse my mechanical ignorance, but without a spacer in this area, what keeps the wheel perfectly in place? The only thing that I can see keeping it in place is the rotor sandwiched between the calipers.

Thanks in advance for the info.
 

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on my ABS bike

I have the speedo gear on one side, and my ABS sensor on the other side

for my non-ABS bike, the manual shows an open space on the side opposite the speedo drive, there is a shoulder on the axle (your missing spacer area) that squeezes all the bits and pieces over to the fork tube with the speedo gear - that is how the entire assembly is located.
 

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I have the speedo gear on one side, and my ABS sensor on the other side

for my non-ABS bike, the manual shows an open space on the side opposite the speedo drive, there is a shoulder on the axle (your missing spacer area) that squeezes all the bits and pieces over to the fork tube with the speedo gear - that is how the entire assembly is located.
I did the same as the OP... Freaked out about 'losing' a spacer and installed the wheel. it looks like the axle has a shoulder on it- no need for a spacer... Rides fine... Glad to know I didn't 'lose' the spacer but only momentarily most my mind:)
 

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There is no spacer. The axle shoulder butts up against the bearing and the fork leg is held in the proper position by the pinch bolt on the fork leg.
 

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NOt sure on the ABS model but on the non-ABS model there is no spacer technically.

The speedo sensor and the shoulder on the axle work as spacers.
 

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