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B175 Swinging arm pivot pin bolts
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January 23, 2020 - 12:54 am
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Or fit one of these

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and never have to ream the bushes again!

Despite the listing, they do actually make a kit to fit D7/D10/D14/B175 Bantams.

I'm not a complete idiot ............................................ some parts are missing.

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With the steel back bushes reaming should not really be needed, the bearing material is not that thick and easily ruined.

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Well, all done at last. I reamed just one of the bushes to make the new pivot pin fit, and that done, the pin passed through both bushes ok. The pin was too stiff to turn by hand, but I reckoned once properly greased up and with the added mechanical advantage of the swinging arm, it might be ok, which indeed it was. Nice smooth movement with no detectable play (or laterally, having now fitted the missing shims).

The pivot pin went in with just steady blows from a hide hammer, so, in retrospect, I think it all went pretty smoothly, thanks the the original bits not being rusted or seized. Thanks for all the hints and tips.

I've had all the bits I had to remove stripped and powder coated, and have replaced nearly all fastening with new. I'm rebuilding the back end of the bike now and I plan to strip and inspect the carb next, then check the timing, all hopefully done for spring!



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