Grand Prix 500
Main Motorcycle: 1969 Triumph 650
Join Date: Sep 2008
Other Motorcycle: 1969 BSA Rocket
1969 Triumph 650
I have owned and rode my Triumph since about JAN 1971. I have
replaced the primary chain, engine sprocket, and clutch chain wheel,
rubbers in the clutch hub, and clutch plates in my Triumph before.
Yesterday I installed another Reynolds primary chain. So glad to finish
installing the 20 roller bearings. Did a dumb axx mistake and installed
the clutch inner hub without the three bolts for the clutch springs.
Only tightened the retaining nut on the free wheeling hub it was
not torqued. Just held the hub with my hand to tighten the nut.
Did not discover my mistake until I started to work on the Triumph
this afternoon. Removed the retaining nut and found the hub very
secure on the shaft. Used my rubber mallet hoping I could loosen it
on the shaft, no luck.
Asking for ideas on how to get my hub off the shaft to install the
The three bolts were stored under the clutch hub plate and out of
sight on a shelf not in my bolt pan with the springs and spring nuts.
Last edited by ROCKET69; 08-25-2013 at 07:41 PM.