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Tuesday, 30 August 2011

MC Hammer was right............

........... You can't touch this!

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?

1 comment:

  1. bury it in the garden and walk away !!!!

    take my word for it, i've had a few and still wake up in a cold sweat at the memory's of them

    they LOOK bloody great though .....