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    roller retainers, pinion side

    I'm doing the bottom end on a 1948 FL and in the midst of plug fitting the pinion shaft to it's bearing housing.

    Here's the question: What is the correct bearing retainer diameter?

    I have 2 sets; 1 set is at 2.482" in overall diameter, and set 2 is at 2.448" diameter.

    I'm sure Bruce has that in his books somewhere, but I'll be dipped if I can find it.

    Thanks for any and all advice.

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    Re: roller retainers, pinion side

    Are you asking for the od of the races or the od of the bearing retainers ?

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    Re: roller retainers, pinion side

    I just posted these elsewhere...



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    Re: roller retainers, pinion side

    1950panhead; I'm looking for the o.d. of the bearing retainers.

    Robbie, as always, first class information. Thanks for posting that guide.

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    Re: roller retainers, pinion side

    No idea why yours mike up like that, since they don't wear the OD in service, the nominal given above is 1.453".
    No other 1/4" H-D cage TIKO is close. Does the depth match up?

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    Re: roller retainers, pinion side

    I think that is odd as well. Perhaps Indian. I've had a number of Excelsiors, but they used plain bearings. Still, these retainers are for 12 rollers like an H-D. . . That's history for you

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    Re: roller retainers, pinion side

    Quote Originally Posted by Rubone View Post
    I just posted these elsewhere...



    Thanks for posting this Rubone. It will help me identify a stash of retainers I have. Cheers

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