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Disassembling levers from '68 TLS brake
#798222 02/13/20 2:58 am
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On my 1968 A65, I have a TLS brake that I want to disassemble. Are the levers press fit onto the square shafts? The nuts are broken loose and backed off, but the levers don't want to budge. Amazingly, they don't seem to be rusted into place. Do I need to apply some heat, or use some sort of puller? The FSM is silent on this. Thought I'd ask before I went medieval on it and damaged something.

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Re: Disassembling levers from '68 TLS brake
TR6Ray #798228 02/13/20 6:47 am
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They can be on tight, 2 legged puller will do it.

Re: Disassembling levers from '68 TLS brake
TR6Ray #798237 02/13/20 3:33 pm
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If you can, it might be worth removing the shoes, soaking the lever end with penetrating oil, and putting a lever on the cam end if it will fit. The only time I’ve had trouble removing these levers the nipple on the end of the cam splayed from the pressure of the puller. A small tube over the nipple might help but way back then I didn’t have anything small enough to fit at that time.


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Re: Disassembling levers from '68 TLS brake
TR6Ray #798272 02/14/20 1:42 am
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Thanks, that may be the way to go. The levers fit so flush on the outside that I don't see any way to even hook a puller on there from that side.


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Re: Disassembling levers from '68 TLS brake
TR6Ray #798281 02/14/20 7:55 am
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Yep, I had same issue years ago and decided to leave it alone. I'd try heating it up if there are no rubber parts involved.


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Re: Disassembling levers from '68 TLS brake
gollywog #798287 02/14/20 11:56 am
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Originally Posted by gollywog
Yep, I had same issue years ago and decided to leave it alone. I'd try heating it up if there are no rubber parts involved.
When listing options, "do no damage by doing nothing at all" should be on the list when it's a possibility. This old bike is in the mock-up stage, so I think I'll wait for now. That gives me time to round up a deep socket for the axle nut.


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