excessive play/ slop at the u-joint

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excessive play/ slop at the u-joint

Post by bobt » Sun May 24, 2020 6:39 pm

I've been working on oil leaks on my 1915 touring. Today I drove around with the floorboards off and noticed excessive movement at the u-joint connection (I call it a ball and socket) do I need to add the aftermarket shim? Can I adjust the radius rods to help this? Thanks, bobt

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Re: excessive play/ slop at the u-joint

Post by RajoRacer » Sun May 24, 2020 7:12 pm

Install a shim - the torque tube ball has excessive wear.


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Re: excessive play/ slop at the u-joint

Post by bobt » Sun May 24, 2020 7:34 pm

No gasket. Correct? bobt


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Re: excessive play/ slop at the u-joint

Post by Jerry VanOoteghem » Sun May 24, 2020 7:44 pm

bobt wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 7:34 pm
No gasket. Correct? bobt
No gasket between the retaining ring and the ball, but there is a gasket between the 4th main and the hogshead.

Yup, you can put a shim between the ring and the ball. Be sure it doesn't bind when you're done.

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