Imho, you should ...
... educated guess says the taller one; however, refer here for complete clarity.in which case which of my two current ones should I aim to match?
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'69 or e.g. '71 use 70-3253. Absent clarity in a subsequent post, seek advice from a more-experienced Triumph spares dealer than Draganfly? E.g. TMS or Hawkshaw?71-3549
need the o-ring
that seals against the box at the 'not feed' end. Is 60-3548 correct?
L.F. Harris was the "missing link" between the original Triumph Meriden factory that closed after the 1983 models were produced, and the new Triumph Hinkley factory that came later (1991?). He built bikes to '83 spec and was a parts distributor under license from John Bloor (new Triumph owner).Shafts are made by LF Harris, which is a name I've heard before. However for the life of me I can't remember if I heard it in a good or bad context!
Les Harris is a bit more than that ...L.F. Harris was the "missing link" between the original Triumph Meriden factory that closed after the 1983 models were produced, and the new Triumph Hinkley factory that came later (1991?).
Les the man died many years ago. The L.F. Harris company is one of the big four wholesalers that supply the vast majority of Triumph and BSA spares (the others are Aerco, Wassell and Emgo).believe Harris still distribute to reseller/dealers...
cannot definitively say whether that man and his organization were/are overall good or bad,
I have measured a bunch of end caps removed from spindles (can't tell which spindles), and all of them have the same O ring groove dimensions. The O/D of the spindle is approx 15.9mm (5/8") , O/D of the groove is 14.1mm, with a groove width of 1.7mm. I have scrolled spindles, but they are all built into refurbed rocker boxes, maybe Don will measure his, as he is at that stage of rebuild? At least we'll know any difference in O ring required!The draganfly link goes to this exploded diagram (previous post had a rogue space in the URL).
Which lists part 45 as 71-3549 and part 46 as 60-3548 for 1973-83 "Not TSS", which would seem to tally with what Mick is saying. However I've since found this website which sells the scrolly shafts, the seal and the different thread acorn nut I need all as one purchase....
GENUINE TRIUMPH ROCKER SPINDLE 71-3549 1973-83 T120V TR7 TIGER T140.
Shafts are made by LF Harris, which is a name I've heard before. However for the life of me I can't remember if I heard it in a good or bad context!
Excellent historical information, thanx.Les Harris is a bit more than that ... The L.F. Harris company is one of the big four wholesalers that supply the vast majority of Triumph and BSA spares (the others are Aerco, Wassell and Emgo).
Subjective really, as long as they're both manufactured properly there shouldn't be any difference in performance. I've got the OEM style square drive ones fitted now and with the more limited access on the 500 engine my bulky adjuster and locknut spanners get in each other's way. I prefer the allen type which I previously had, with the feeler guage inserted I could twiddle a 3/32 " driver bit or allen key with my fingers to adjust the gap and then tighten the locknut. Probably not an issue on your 650 which looks to have better access to the adjusters (and more potential to drop the allen bit in).Any thoughts on which is superior?