Re: Panhead // wide glide // front wheel - SPACING
Picking up on what was said above, is it possible you tightened the axle in the wrong order? First you need to tighten the nut on the brake side. There may be a hole in the opposite end of the axle to help with this. Then, with the clamp side loose, bounce the forks up and down a couple times, and only then, tighten the clamp. To do it by tightening the clamp side first, you can not only get the condition you describe in the first post, you also get a condition called "stiction" where the forks don't work like they should, sometimes sticking in one part of the stroke or another.
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