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Allan G, BSA_WM20, hacksaw
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#862258 11/03/2021 6:01 AM
by hacksaw
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anyone try putting a conical rear wheel on a 1970 earlier swing arm?
the parts are not currently with me. so before i go rounding stuff up, any insights? thanks
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by kommando
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Seen the opposite being done is crinkle hub into B50, just a matter of spacers. The conical is heavier and you lose the QD.
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by Andy Higham
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Go with the crinkle hub.
The conical hubs have problems with bearing seats. The bearings come loose and the housing cracks around the bearing. Not enough metal in the casting
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by PFribley
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Wasn’t it known as the comical hub back in the day!!!
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by wbabojo
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I did this on my A50 cafe racer. The earlier swingarm for the Star models was shorter than later ones by a few inches, which shortened the wheelbase. Thus making it quicker to turn. Coupled with the alloy hub, meant for lower unsprung weight, so I thought, mmm. From memory, you need to start off with a spindle for an OIF wheel, and it's spacers. You then need to make or use additional spacers to line it up accordingly.
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