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FB front wheel stand wing nut

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FB front wheel stand wing nut

Post  FB vincent on Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:58 am

The front stand on larger Falcon/Cruiser range FB's are retained at the mudguard by a wing nut, part No. 6178. The same wing nut is used to retain the FB pannier bags to the pannier frame. Powerbike 50's (JDL engine) also have the engine covers retained by wing nuts, although I am not sure that they are the same part as the above.

Similar (but not identical) wing nuts are available new from Hitchcocks' as a Royal Enfield item described as part No. 17385, tappet cover wing nut. They are threaded 5/16" bscy (the original FB item is 1/4" bsf/bscy). They are also available with a metric thread, but I am sure you would not wish to contaminate your FB with a non imperial thread.

I hope the above info may be of use to those owners who have bikes with a missing wing nut!



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Post  piston 197 on Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:58 am

The Enfield ones used to be alloy as well ? and some had a permanently attached stud, are the ones Hitchcock's sell now steel with a tapped hole ?

Just looked on Hitchcock's site , Enfield part number 41860 , alloy with a steel stud 7/8" long

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Re: FB front wheel stand wing nut

Post  bill2b on Thu Apr 26, 2018 4:57 pm

but I am sure you would not wish to contaminate your FB with a non imperial thread. wrote:
Each to his own. The 13mm bolt holding my Plover kickstart on does the job nicely accompanied by its blob of weld, (Mig weld I'm afraid, my arc welder is under too much stuff to keep the authenticity going to that degree).
Mrs B's Plover has the audacity to use 13mm bolts on her non standard mirrors Shocked Shocked
Don't ask about the indicators either.
I like to see these bikes on the road whatever nuts they use.
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Post  piston 197 on Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:02 pm

The Villiers engine had metric main bearings a metric bore size and the British Hub wheels had metric bearings, so the manufacturers had already made some movement towards metricity.
Our first Decimal coin came out in 1850, the florin , 10 to the pound like the 10 pence now.
Heaven knows we might get all of the world driving on the same side of the road one day ??
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