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Post  banjo boy on Sun May 25, 2014 9:58 pm

Hi all
I have removed the forks the quick spindle release nut does not want to shift from the fork
should it come out I have soaked it with penetrating oil and tried putting brass bar inside the nut and a sharp blow with hammer but to no avail. I am worried about damaging the fork,any suggestions. thanks
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Post  piston 197 on Mon May 26, 2014 12:47 pm

Through the bottom of the forks there are 2 tapered sleeves fitted through where the front guard bottom stay fits, these clamp the nuts ( or nut if you have the knock out spindle) I expect someone has attempted to remove the spindle/nut without first slackening the mudguard stay nuts and worn a groove in the main spindle nut ? and these sleeves are preventing the spindle nut from coming off, if you have not removed the bottom stay nuts this will be the problem, if you have ,you may well have the sleeves rusted in and they will have to be freed before the nut will come out .
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Post  MoscowFlyer on Mon May 26, 2014 1:51 pm

Stainless steel replacement sleeves, they have a thread to help withdraw them, can't remember where I got these. Mike



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Post  banjo boy on Mon May 26, 2014 5:04 pm

Thanks John the sleeve for the stay is been removed looking again it seems the nut is rusted up I did put the ring spanner on it and tried to shock it round to break the seal but still no joy so I will soak it in paraffin for a week and try again would a gentle heat help?
thanks mike for the pictures I will parhapes look into replacing with stainless one I have managed to remove the blooming nut. Rolling Eyes 
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Post  piston 197 on Mon May 26, 2014 5:46 pm

Yes a bit of heat may do the job, on the fork bottom rather than on the nut, will ruin paint, but will probably do the job,
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Post  banjo boy on Thu May 29, 2014 6:50 pm

Just to say the nut is now out I took it to work left it in a jar of duck oil for 2 days held the hex in vice then used the fork leg to try and free it moved a small amount then found that it was bruised where the insert was ,which John did point out,used a needle file and started to flatten it still took a little pressure for it to come out nut which is a relief now need another one.  Very Happy 
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Post  piston 197 on Thu May 29, 2014 6:54 pm

If it is the fixed spindle with nuts at each end , the club have some available through myself, if it is the knock out spindle type ( spindle and one nut) then Andrew Engineering have them as they are the same as Matchless G2 and AJS model 14 lightweights .
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Post  banjo boy on Thu May 29, 2014 7:10 pm

Hi John it is the spindle and one nut type thanks for the info
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