I can't advise how to get the rotor closer, but I recently heard that
there's a torque spec. for the castle nut, once you get the other
tighten to 5 ft. lbs. and back off one hexagon flat.
(Wayne at "Triumph's Only" told me this when I got some grease seals
Also, I seem to remember the metal ring going toward the bearing when
I took mine off - not that it was necessarily properly installed by
the PO, who also only left me with one grease seal. And mine's a TR3,
so it may be different on the different models.
Hope this helps,
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Subject: Re: Felt grease seals for front hub, TR6
Author: Non-HP-duhart (firstname.lastname@example.org) at HP-USA,mimegw5
Date: 9/16/97 11:19 AM
I was putting the brake calipers on the front wheels last night and ran
into a problem. They won't go over the rotors. The rotors are to far
from the frame. When I rebuilt the front, I put in new grease seals.
I've seen a few messages warning that the new seals are larger than the
originals, and I think this is the problem I'm running into.
These new seals have a metal rim/ring which I've placed up against the
vertical link. The old seal I removed (Yes, only one hub had a seal!)
had no metal rim/ring.
What have people done to get these seals to fit. I need to compress
about 1/16 of an inch, but I think I may already be compressing right up
to the rim/ring. Should I cut down the ring (HOW)? Should I remove the
felt from the ring and just go with the felt?