Installed my rear axle today. The kart is starting to come together!
As I’m putting the rear wheel hubs (OTK for $35 on the Bay) I noticed that on the brake side the hub slides in easy over the axle. On the engine side the hub is binding as it get’s slid over the axle. I can get it to slide on but only by hammering it with a mallet.
I exchanged the hubs to check and the hub that slides so easy over the brake side of the kart also binds on engine side as well. This leads me to believe my axle is slightly bent on the engine side. It should be noted the axle slid easily through the cassette bearings.
1)Is this something I should be concerned about?
2)Should I return the axle I purchased?
3)Can I still use it and just gently mallet my hub over the axle?
Thanks for all your help throughout my build! I’ll post pictures soon enough!