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Offline Stephen Foster

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Grease nipples on Gearbox , etc
« on: 04.02. 2012 13:30 »
Can Anyone please inform Me the size / type of the above & if possible a supplier or alternatively a modern equivalent ?

Thanks in advance ,
Steve...
I own a 1955/56 B.S.A Swinging Arm "Golden Flash" , had it since 1976 .

Offline Goldy

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Re: Grease nipples on Gearbox , etc
« Reply #1 on: 04.02. 2012 18:18 »
Grease nipples are usually BSP threads and are still available so from memory thats the small size which would be 1/8" BSP.
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Re: Grease nipples on Gearbox , etc
« Reply #2 on: 04.02. 2012 19:40 »
Pretty sure that the nipples used on our bikes are 1/4 x 26 tpi.

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Offline Duncan R

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Re: Grease nipples on Gearbox , etc
« Reply #3 on: 05.02. 2012 11:36 »
Some on this site -  http://www.nookysnuts.com/catalogue/nutsandbolts/nutsandbolts.html

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Re: Grease nipples on Gearbox , etc
« Reply #4 on: 07.02. 2012 08:43 »
Thanks all !
Anyone reproducing the original conical type ?
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Re: Grease nipples on Gearbox , etc
« Reply #5 on: 07.02. 2012 10:27 »
They are called "Zerk" or "Teckment" type and are also readily available but about as much use as tits on a bull.
You can only use them with an original piston type grease gun which is next to impossible to get to fit in situ.
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