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    The KTM spindle swindle

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    mizzed

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    Re: The KTM spindle swindle

    Post by mizzed on Fri May 06, 2016 7:50 am

    wolfy wrote:
    mizzed wrote:It's a massive con I just had them side by side and the old and new are identical.. Arseholes Sad

    And looks like the one hub is screwed, the bearing keeps dropping out, and that's with a new skf.

    Have heard of guys using this type of thing.... don't know how long it lasts tho.


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    Thats a handy one, wouldnt fancy it long term tho!
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    steve

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    Re: The KTM spindle swindle

    Post by steve on Fri May 06, 2016 10:14 am

    Yonks ago before all this fancy glue stuff was about my mate used to use punch marks in his crank cases to help hold his mains in tight Laughing
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    Re: The KTM spindle swindle

    Post by phil990 on Fri May 06, 2016 2:01 pm

    You can shim bearings. Use a couple of old feeler gauges if you can't get hold of copper shim. Check bearing to hub gap with 1 thou feeler gauge. If the feeler gauge won't fit use 1thou copper shim. If it will fit you will need thicker shim or go round twice sort of thing...

    Use your spindle to line up the bearings. You can use the spindle to knock the bearings home!

    You've probably chiseled away the ally not getting the bearings square.

    Put the bearings in sealed bag in coldest part of freezer over night.

    Put hub in the hot-house over night.

    One more thing. If the spacer tube is to short then the wheel won't turn properly when the nut is tight! Always check the wheels spin freely when you put them back in!


    Hope that helps...
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    Re: The KTM spindle swindle

    Post by crm250dude on Fri May 06, 2016 2:56 pm

    is there anything you don't know ?

    I want you in my long way round team - i'll keep us in food beer and tobacco - you keep us rolling Very Happy
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    Re: The KTM spindle swindle

    Post by phil990 on Fri May 06, 2016 4:28 pm

    I impressed myself there. It's all from having bikes in the eighties. Haha
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    OWEN450X

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    Re: The KTM spindle swindle

    Post by OWEN450X on Fri May 06, 2016 4:57 pm

    or dude buy a Honda 'simples' lol!
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    phil990

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    Re: The KTM spindle swindle

    Post by phil990 on Fri May 06, 2016 5:06 pm

    I think it was Chris Chips XR200 that was the first bike I saw with F@@ked hubs. Mind you he did sell Double Glassing at the time...

    For those that can go that far back!
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    Re: The KTM spindle swindle

    Post by Viv on Fri May 06, 2016 5:20 pm

    OWEN450X wrote:or dude buy a Honda 'simples' lol!

    Ding Ding round one Snigger
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    mizzed

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    Re: The KTM spindle swindle

    Post by mizzed on Fri May 06, 2016 10:50 pm

    Viv wrote:
    OWEN450X wrote:or dude buy a Honda 'simples' lol!

    Ding Ding round one Snigger

    He got a Honda in the garage, it's good for nostalgia, and not much else ;p


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    Re: The KTM spindle swindle

    Post by OWEN450X on Sat May 07, 2016 9:17 am

    lol! lol! lol!

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