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grubscrew

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500 to 126....
« on: May 15, 2013, 06:59:18 PM »
 Can any one tell me if its a straight swap from 500 wheel hubs to the 126 hubs which have more sensible PCD, without changing the stub axle on the front and rear; and presumably the backplate of the 500 also requires changing, any thing else?
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Re: 500 to 126....
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2013, 07:31:24 PM »
In a word No , No & thrice NO  :o
The 500 & early 126 stub axles only have two bolts holding the brake backing plate as opposed to 3 on the post '77 models but more important is the size of the axle which is also smaller along with the wheel bearings & seals. The whole 126 stub axle & brake set up is a straight swop.

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Re: 500 to 126....
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2013, 09:59:18 PM »
 Grubscrew, if you decide to go for the conversion, just give me a shout as I might have some of the bits you`ll need.
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Re: 500 to 126....
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2013, 06:38:30 PM »
 Thankyou Rusty for that,I was rather expecting that the stub axles were different.  Yes my friend I will contact you soon for conversion bits, Mike.
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