Rear hub bearings - fresh thinking or already been done?

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Re: Rear hub bearings - fresh thinking or already been done?

Postby torsen » 11 Apr 2018, 18:38

How are these coming along?
I would be interested in a pair of the 16" version when available.
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Re: Rear hub bearings - fresh thinking or already been done?

Postby silverbullet » 11 Apr 2018, 21:11

Slow progress, but the prototype 16" ones are just about ready to go out for extensive testing/abuse. Some of the details have proved problematic and I have had to make dedicated fixtures for both 14 and 16" versions.

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Re: Rear hub bearings - fresh thinking or already been done?

Postby torsen » 13 Apr 2018, 16:00

Thanks, look forward to them being finished, ready and available.
Mine is a daily driver so they will be well tested here.
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Re: Rear hub bearings - fresh thinking or already been done?

Postby silverbullet » 14 Apr 2018, 07:55

Final details, camber is machined on but the swingarm bolt clearance is critical and they wont go in yet!Image

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Re: Rear hub bearings - fresh thinking or already been done?

Postby lloydy » 14 Apr 2018, 08:39

Looking good, do you have a set of 16” arms there to try them on? If not I do have a spare bare set in my loft you can borrow.
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Re: Rear hub bearings - fresh thinking or already been done?

Postby jebiga41 » 16 Apr 2018, 08:23

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Re: Rear hub bearings - fresh thinking or already been done?

Postby silverbullet » 16 Apr 2018, 11:07

lloydy wrote:Looking good, do you have a set of 16” arms there to try them on? If not I do have a spare bare set in my loft you can borrow.
Ta Lloyd, its the upper and lower pairs of brake backplate bolts that are giving me some gip at the moment. Its tight clearance, even on an original housing.

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Re: Rear hub bearings - fresh thinking or already been done?

Postby lloydy » 16 Apr 2018, 19:36

have spare backplates too.. if you need any of it, just say
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Re: Rear hub bearings - fresh thinking or already been done?

Postby footstuck » 16 Apr 2018, 20:33

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Re: Rear hub bearings - fresh thinking or already been done?

Postby silverbullet » 02 Jun 2018, 17:38

For the record, these are still prototypes and using the standard bearings.
Substantially increased wall thickness to help better support the outer bearing, they could only be made stronger if the drum was ditched and an integral disc mount added, but that's another thing entirely.ImageImage

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Re: Rear hub bearings - fresh thinking or already been done?

Postby garyd » 02 Jun 2018, 20:06

Ian,
they're looking really good. How do the six tapped holes in the 'circular' flange match with the triple & single holes in the standard backplate lugs?
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Re: Rear hub bearings - fresh thinking or already been done?

Postby torsen » 03 Jun 2018, 20:45

Nice when do you anticipate that the 16" flavour sets will be available?
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Re: Rear hub bearings - fresh thinking or already been done?

Postby 4x4 Bus » 04 Jun 2018, 10:04

Above photo are 16 units.
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Re: Rear hub bearings - fresh thinking or already been done?

Postby torsen » 04 Jun 2018, 20:03

4x4 Bus wrote:Above photo are 16 units.

Yes I know, prototypes.
I should have been clearer and asked when the tested versions are anticipated for release...
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Re: Rear hub bearings - fresh thinking or already been done?

Postby silverbullet » 04 Jun 2018, 20:46

Until these have been thoroughly tested/abused over a period of months, I can't say when they will be available.
I will have to do some careful work to cost these for series production, they aren't really viable with the present production methods.

Gary: I have 2 pairs of 14" versions 90% complete, but they got pushed aside to get the 16" ones made. There's no overlap or commonality between the two types because of the larger 16" brake drum (which allows greater wall thickness around the outer bearing) and the increased wheel camber on the 16"

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