/ custom axles
I have no taps/dies/mechanical skill to make them myself.
What sort of hub are they for? Making axles is tricky. Presumably you have some cones that the thread would need to match and no idea what thread it is. Also the steel would need to be heat treated.
It's a guess but I say it would be easier to find an old matching hub on ebay to steal an axle from, than make one up from scratch. No doubt there is some wee engineering workshop somewhere that's tooled up for the job but a bespoke piece isn't going to be cheap if it take a couple of hours to knock up.
Chances of finding matching parts are zero sadly. The axle just goes through some regular bearings (26mm od, 8mm id, 8mm width) and then has a nut at either end.
My current plan is to use item number 170966459812 from a certain auction site, what do you think? If it's for a petrol scooter then it should be ok strength wise I guess.
I still haven't got my head around what you intend to put it in.
So far it seems to be a bike hub where the axle slides into sealed type bearings. I'm not sure how that will spin when you tighten it up in the fork if there arent a series of lock-nuts either side of the bearings. If you do have lock-nuts then are the threads compatible with the moto axle and how do you deal with its fixed end?
The reason I need a new axle is because the thread is stripped at one end.
The metal cup parts might be the other way around, can't actually remember now. Hmm. The way they are in the picture seems like they'd rub on the hub. The other way seems like they'd rub on the bearings. The bearings are cartidge type ones by the way although they aren't the bearings the bike originally came with though.
First place I would check out is BETD.
So this is some thing ancient you a trying to get running with some bearings and axle?
Well the bearings are fine, just had to undo the axle to take the wheel off to swap the tyre and stripped it. Just need to come up with a replacement axle, everything else works fine. It's old though yes.
Looked at them but the threaded bit extends into the bearings which I'm assuming isn't a good thing.
>"threaded bit extends into the bearings which I'm assuming isn't a good thing"
I doubt that would be a problem.
I'm still not getting how you are avoiding big side-ways forces on the bearings when you tighten the wheel nuts.
Then you just need to get a new nut of slightly smaller dimensions
"I'm still not getting how you are avoiding big side-ways forces on the bearings when you tighten the wheel nuts."
I don't really get it either but its seemed to work so far.
I dont have the technology/ability to rethread it.
If it looks possible to rethread it you could stick it in the post and I'll do it for you.
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