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1967 T120R Front Wheel Alignment Problem

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Hi folks, in a bit of a pinch with my new front wheel. Long story short while the bike is a 67, I'm using 69 upper & lower trees, TLS front brake setup, new axle, new fork seals, new bearings and hardware, lower members and brand new fork tubes. I just had the front rim laced, balanced and trued so it *should* be good.

Anyway, when I mount up the new wheel to the members and center it between the forks, everything looks good but as soon as I tighten up the lower member axle retaining bolts on each side the whole wheel (as looked at from the front) tips to the right about 1/4" leaving about 1/8" clearance on the right and about 1/2" on the left.

Any ideas what could be going on here and how to fix it?
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If you have '69 lowers they may have an extra long brake lug, They made it stick out a little more (1/8") when they increased the width to 6 3/4". If your trees are 6 1/2" it may be bottomed in the slot in the brake plate, would make it tilt the way you describe. That"s my guess.

Just re read your posts and might not apply if you have the wider axle, but still need to check the width of your trees.
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