I found this previous thread:
Anyone have trouble threading in Mojo HD rear maxle?
My problem threading in the maxle on the girlfriend's HD is a bit more severe. It was stiff enough on the wheels that have previously been used on the bike, but with a new set of wheels it is impossible to thread the axle. I have removed the dropout/hanger and tested the alignment against the wheel. The combination of wheel and dropout/hanger is enough to cause the problem.
Obviously this sounds like the wheel has introduced the problem which is why I mention that it was marginal but just about bearable with the old wheels. It seems to me that it is a tolerance problem between the dropout and the 142x12 wheel adaptors. I'm therefore interested in whether I can fix this by finding a more tolerant dropout/hanger rather than machining the spacer. The problem has been common to two sets of wheels that work perfectly fine on other 142x12 bikes (Fulcrum Red Zone XLR and Reynolds Carbon AM). It is beginning to look like the Ibis dropout is the common factor.
Does this problem vary from dropout to dropout?
Does the Ibis dropout attempt to gain assembly stiffness from an intentionally tight tolerance to the axle support guide in the dropout?
Has anybody else used the same wheels on an HD without problem?
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