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Triumph TR6 - clutch fork

Anybody taken the clutch fork "pins" out. Not the tapered pin, but the 2 pins that ride on the release bearing carrier. Do they just press out?

thanks in advance,

mitch
Mitch Smith

Just tap them out with a punch and hammer.
The new ones are tapped in and peened until tight, very simple operation.
Brian
Bruce Mills

Thanks Bruce, thats my job for tomorrow!
Mitch Smith

Mitch
Easy like Bruce says. I first took my hand grinder to the "peened" over metal of the pins. Removing this material allows for the pins to virtually drop out and you do not really damage the fork body.
Rick
Rick Crawford

I ground down the flared ends and attempted to press out with a C clamp but no luck. Will it help to be heated? Any other suggestions?
John
JFB BRUNATTI

John
After I did the grind down the pins almost fell out. Make sure there is no little burs or any material left. You should clearly see the round of the pin and the hole of the fork as 2 seperate pieces of metal. I hope I am clear here...I am meaning the pin metal in the forks pin hole ( no comments necessary:). Take a punch and hit the center of the ground down flared ends of the pin. It SHOULD come out fairly easily. Heat is just going to heat (expand) both metals.
Rick
Rick Crawford

Granted that the application of heat would expand both the pins and the fork, it can still work to your advantage. If there are any corrosion products in there, they would typically have a substantially lower coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) that the metallic parts. The application of heat will will help break up any bonding between the metal parts and the corrosion products. It is also entirely possible that there is a slight CTE difference between the fork and the pins (depends upon the respective alloys) and again the application of heat can work in your favor.
Steve Pike

Thanks guys,I merely filed the pin edge in an attempt to remove the flare. Perhaps I need to grind more of the pin down. Are you suggesting grinding the pin down flush with the fork metal? I am not actually in Croatia but in Canada. A slip of the hand when registering.

John , Ont. Can
JFB BRUNATTI

John- You can fix your location by going into Customize at top. I think that is where you will find your profile.
DON KELLY

John
Yes you need to grind it flat so you "see" both metals clearly then it should virtually drop out. You must still have some of the flare there.
Rick
Rick Crawford

This thread was discussed between 16/10/2007 and 06/11/2007

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