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Barry Robin
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San Francisco, Ca.
Joined: 10/27/2006
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You know that bronze or brass dustcap that covers the rear wheel's axle nuts on all those R11's and R16's? The one that has bump-out with a hole though it for inserting a tommy bar?

Yea, that one. Mine just rattled itself off while driving and dissappeared into the streets of San Francisco. No amount of retracing my steps could fnd it...

And once that happened, the lock-down axle nut walked itself off too. Gone. Driving home was interesting, to say the least.

Looks like I'm going to have to replace some stuff if I don't want my axle to fall off next. Would anyone have, or know where to buy the nuts and brass dustcover? Or know someone who might know? How about a repop of the dustcover? I seem to recall someone on German Ebay who once made up a run of them...
I've called Vech and Richard Scheckler...and so far it's a no-go.

Suggestions, anyone?

-B

dBDawg
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I'll machine if someone draws it

Barry Robin wrote:

You know that bronze or brass dustcap that covers the rear wheel's axle nuts on all those R11's and R16's? The one that has bump-out with a hole though it for inserting a tommy bar?

Yea, that one. Mine just rattled itself off while driving and dissappeared into the streets of San Francisco. No amount of retracing my steps could fnd it...

And once that happened, the lock-down axle nut walked itself off too. Gone. Driving home was interesting, to say the least.

Looks like I'm going to have to replace some stuff if I don't want my axle to fall off next. Would anyone have, or know where to buy the nuts and brass dustcover? Or know someone who might know? How about a repop of the dustcover? I seem to recall someone on German Ebay who once made up a run of them...
I've called Vech and Richard Scheckler...and so far it's a no-go.

Suggestions, anyone?

-B

Hey Barry,

If you can get someone to make a drawing of the parts you're talking about (Ian?), I'd be happy to machine both parts for you for free and send it your way. I have an R11 but just don't have all of it in front of me at the moment, so can't place what part you're talking about. Let me know, I may need one myself. ha ha. It'll be a couple weeks before I can look at what you're referring to on my bike (and the part book).

Best

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