Originally Posted by cnburton
Thanks Rusty! I think I kind of overdid the anti-seize as it mixed with some remaining wheel bearing grease remaiing in the axle bore of the wheel; after an 80 mile run yesterday, the adjuster had rotated about 1/4" to the "loose" and there was a little stream of grayish-black sludge oozing out on my new chromed pulley.
So this time, I pulled the axle mostly out (leaving the pulley still supported and cleaned off the axle with a clean rag, re-inserted axle and repeat the pull and clean, then re-assembled and added the locktite to the adjuster flats again.
On the torque side, the wrenches I'm using can be described as BFW's (nearly 18" long); so I'm really more concerned about over-torqueing the thing. When the adjuster loosens, the axle nut is still tight as hades, so that's what led me to cleaning and locktiting things that shouldn't really need that attention.
However, I'm still open to mo betta approaches by my esteemed colleagues here on the forum...
Just wanted to update this thread with the what appears to have been the real reason my axle nut will tighten but not hold adjusters in place. The new pulley, an early model Performance Machine Roulette
I bought from another member, does indeed require special spacers for the Rod despite what he told me; in the case of an R model, they are:
Inner spacer #0011-1406MG $20.00
Outer spacer #0012-0621MM $19.00