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Speedo Drive gear

Ray Bear

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Hi everyone, can some one advise me as to how I remove the speedo drive gear from the front hub of my 48 Rapide so as I can remove a brake drum, It appears to have been peened on but not sure if it presses straight off or screws off or whatever , thanks for any replies..Bill
 

timetraveller

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Gently peen the existing peen marks inwards and then use a puller. You willl need a block of something in the middle to spread the load over the bearing. There are no threads involved.
 

bmetcalf

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Similar to TT, I used a small piece of angle iron that I ground to fit within the gear ID. It rested on the end of the hub, not the bearing race.
 

Len Matthews

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Another way which removes speedo gear and brake drum in one go is to remove all the hub bolt nuts, insert a wooden drift through the spokes and gently tap away on the back of the drum. This way both parts will come off together.
 

deejay499

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Like NKT267, I have always heated then up for removal and replacing. Works a treat. Just be careful not to concentrate the heat onto a cold drum. DJ
 
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Tom Gaynor

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They ought to be shrunk on. I've had two slacken, so I reassembled with Loctite. Should come off easy with a bit of gentle heating, but be quick: if the heat spreads into the hub the hub expands...
 
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