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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by rschabo, Mar 16, 2021.

  1. rschabo

    rschabo XS400 New Member

    I picked up this bike as a fixer upper. Good thing I looked over the entire bike since it was missing this part.
    Does anyone know what this part is called? I'm guessing it is more than just a pin. If you have a link where I can buy the part would help also. 20210306_135315.jpg
  2. xschris

    xschris XS400 Guru Top Contributor

    That hole in the axle bolt is for putting a rod or screw driver in to keep it from spinning while you tighten and torque the bolt. Nothing goes in it after that has been done. I usually hand tighten the nut side first then torque the pinch clamp first before fully tightening/torqueing the bolt so that hole is not needed. Torque specs and setup is in the manual.
  3. amc49

    amc49 XS400 Junkie

    As said, nothing goes in that hole, for pulling axle or holding it.

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