TRIUMPH, MAKING SHORT PEOPLE LOOK TALLER SINCE 1907
Taking a grinder to Britain's motorcycling heritage. Disclaimer This "Blog" represents the thoughts and actions of the author. It is created for academic interest and entertainment only. It is neither intended or implied that any person reading any article contained within, imitates or recreates any work described.
The eternal mysteries of Mr Turner's attempts at not paying out to develop a proper rear suspension, Ladies and Gentlemen I present the Triumph Sprung Hub (if anybody wondered where the name of Rowan's great blog comes from, this is the beast)
An expensive option when new, folklore has always been that they are best avoided, and if not avoided, then not taken apart due partly to the explosive nature of the springs and also because if the stripping down doesn't cause extreme pain and disfigurement, you can't get 'em back together again without the factory jig
Triumph were so sure of this fact they underlined it in their factory literature. Can't see much gain in trying to return it to Meriden for overhaul though.
So what to do, fill it with grease, polish the outside of the hub and then hope it hasn't covered the "very considerable mileage" they talk about, or find someone with the fabled jig and separate it?