Anytime you pull the front wheel off a dirt bike, it’s critical that you get the front wheel centered on the axle between the fork lugs when reinstalling it, otherwise the fork legs will bind under compression. During a round of the AMA National Enduro series, FMF KTM Factory Racing mechanic Nick Saylor gave us a very simple lesson on how to align the front axle in order to prevent the fork legs from binding. Here’s Saylor going through the process along with photos.
Pro Wrenching Tip—Aligning the Front Axle
Keep your fork legs from binding when reinstalling the front wheel.