So you need an M14 bolt to pull in the drop link spindle, which I didn't have and didn't get round to getting for a couple of weeks, only to have purchased the wrong thread pitch. Doh....
But all is well, if you need the bolt to slide the spindle out use your swing arm pinch bolt as rather handily it's the right size and everything if I hadn't had so much hassle so far I'd swear Triumph designed it in as a feature.
Just because you've got a bolt dosen't mean it's
Yep I'm still playing about at the arse end of the bike, don't say I didn't tell you this is the long haul, I'm in no rush and between financial constraints and work commitments I'm only finding an hour here and there instead of spending full weekends on it
So it was time to remove the rear shock, as 12K miles of wd40, chain wax, salt and road crud had taken a toll on the wee thing;
"Un spike and loosen final drive nut"
Sounds simple, but fook me it ain't.
OK I could of loosened it whilst the rear wheel assembly was still attached but I didn't, and it wouldn't of worked anyway.
After reattaching the rear brake, putting the rear wheel back on, and front the bike to a wall, I couldn't get enough weight over the back wheel and all attempts to remove the final drive nut only lead to the rear wheel spinning.
So back up on the
Firstly I have to comment on Abba Stands, they are fabulous , after messing about with paddock stands this thing is rock solid and fills you with confidence that the bike won't be heading south whilst your swinging off stubborn fasteners.
I hadn't planned to get much done today, as I was expecting the rear wheel to be a total sod to remove, with a seized nut, brakes locked on, and
And I'm not in a mad ass rush to get it finished, so this make take me a while.
First thing to address was space, I haven't got much, and what I've got was a tad crowded.
Patient hiding it the corner trembling with fear;
Bit of a clear out an rearrange, along with an ebayathon cleared some more useable space.