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Plunger rear wheel spindle fit?
« on: 16.08. 2012 15:53 »
Hi folks,
The wheel spindles on a plunger A10 are both designed to be easy to remove, at the roadside if neccessary, yes?
Please would you let me know what the respective bearing inside diameter and spindle OD is supposed to be?
Thanks, Neil Ives UK

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Re: Plunger rear wheel spindle fit?
« Reply #1 on: 17.08. 2012 05:18 »
Gidday Neil,
       Mine in the rear hub are 2.0" OD, x 0.875"ID x 0.5625" wide. The brake drum bearing is 2.25" OD, x 1.0"x 0.625. For my benefit, that's (2 x7/8 x9/16) & (2-1/4 x 1 x 5/8). Yours I hope will be the same. I have the bearing numbers somewhere, but easier to measure.
   The spindle comes out easy, and wheel off, but the bearings can be a bit of a bitch to get out, I made an 'expandable' drift to get in there and push one out, and when it goes back together, make sure you put the internal spacer back in the right way, or it could catch on the rivets!
 Can't help with the front, as I don't have a plunger front wheel.(hoping to try muskys technique and just use the rear wheel!!!)
  Also if you use sealed bearings they should last for a long time.
 Cheers duTch.
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Re: Plunger rear wheel spindle fit?
« Reply #2 on: 17.08. 2012 05:45 »
All four wheel bearings are the same, they are RLS7 bearings. The one in the hub is a RLS8.

Here is a bit of bearing info for anyone interested.

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Re: Plunger rear wheel spindle fit?
« Reply #3 on: 17.08. 2012 17:36 »
Thanks guys. What is the spindle diameter?

Neil Ives UK

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Re: Plunger rear wheel spindle fit?
« Reply #4 on: 17.08. 2012 23:35 »
Should be the same as the ID of the bearings, 7/8"..?
 
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Started building in about 1977/8 a on average '52 A10 -built from bits 'n pieces never resto intended -maybe 'personalised'
Have a '74 850T Moto Guzzi since '92-best thing I ever bought doesn't need a kickstart 'cos it bump starts sooooooooo(mostly) easy
Australia