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Author Topic: Removing tubes from Reliant axle  (Read 161 times)
paulywombats
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« on: July 20, 2018, 09:17:06 AM »

Hi all

Anyone removed half shaft tubes from a reliant axle?

Your experience would be appreciated.
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« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2018, 11:25:45 AM »

Not too difficult once you have got the half shafts out. A slide hammer helps with that. Grind the tops of the rivets off the punch them inwards. Now you can pull the tubes out using aforesaid slides hammer (or a big hammer and block of wood) Heat on the aluminium diff case where the tube fits in can help, as aluminium expands more than steel. Be careful not to damage the diff case.
 The factory tubes are very thin wall and are prone to rust and getting bent, so a lot of folk make up new heavier duty tubes.
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« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2018, 12:45:10 PM »

Thanks Olds
Got axle stripped down and cleaned up, in fact I've got 2 axle one 'A' & one 'B'.

Would like to replacing tubes as, at best, they have some pitting. As you say would be far better with heavier tube.
Also want to shorten one tube and extend the other to offset the differential.

Looking at converting a Honda ST1300 to trike, would like to keep wheelbase the same as bike. I would be removing all ABS.
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« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2018, 01:19:58 PM »

Have you got a st1300
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« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2018, 01:43:16 PM »

 If you want to keep the wide track, it might be easier to do with deep offset wheels, rather than lengthening one half shaft.
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« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2018, 03:49:04 PM »

Merv…. Not got ST1300 yet, but on the look out

Olds….Thanks for the advise, yes that could be a possibility.
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« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2018, 07:56:59 PM »

I used a 30 ton press to do mine keep it straight
Spilt the axle. Then bolted a plate across the hub end. slid a tube inside the axle. positioned the diff on the press pates then pressed it out slowly. After grinding off the rivets
 
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« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2018, 09:31:50 PM »

But why do you want to keep the full width of the axle?   My Kway GT550 trike has the axle shortened one side so the prop shafts line up, the other side is as original.   It makes a much better proportioned trike in my opinion.
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« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2018, 09:49:16 PM »

Hey BG, I want to be able to open the side panniers, but have the diff more offset so I can keep the original wheelbase dimension.
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