Originally Posted by JBPILOT
Torque on front axle bolt is too low. Wheel is spinning too freely. Also might be out of balance. Both can be a problem.
Actually, the type of bearings in the RV-12 nose wheel do not / should not develop any appreciable preload friction from tightening the axle bolt. If tightened enough that it does, it is loading this type of bearing in a way it is not intended to be.
Balancing the nose wheel assembly should resolve the problem.
It might be more appropriate if this was in the RV-12 section (if a mod agrees and could move it).