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themoudie

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Re: Swinging arm spindle / collar
« Reply #15 on: September 20, 2020, 02:33:52 PM »
Pleasure Richard, good health, Bill

richardeblack

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Re: Swinging arm spindle / collar
« Reply #16 on: September 23, 2020, 10:39:00 AM »
And to you Bill, and to all on the forum.  I hope I will see some of you again when (if) life starts up again in a year or so.
Thanks All.
Richard.

Ian

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Re: Swinging arm spindle / collar
« Reply #17 on: September 25, 2020, 06:44:00 AM »
Richard if all else fails (and I sincerely hope it doesn't!), you could always use a white nylon type material called "Delrin".I have had to machine bushes/ bearings for many years out of this stuff. It is very hard wearing and easily machined. I don't know if I have any off cuts stashed away but I will certainly look now. If you could supply dimensions I would gladly knock up a couple for you to try.
HTH if you are still stuck
Ian 👍
PS. I am not familiar with the XBR setup but is it possible to drill/tap the spindle and fit a grease nipple?
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richardeblack

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Re: Swinging arm spindle / collar
« Reply #18 on: October 13, 2020, 02:34:16 PM »
Thanks Ian,
The XBR has a grease nipple on the arm itself so I can pump some in.  I will have a look for Delrin and get some for the next project bike.
Thanks very much.
Richard.