The Usual Suspects

69 T120R Front/Rear Wheel Axle Parts Illustrated

  • The Lineup - Four views of all axle grease retainers, bearing support rings, and dust covers

  • The Lineup with ID - All axle grease retainers, bearing support rings, and dust covers with ID

  • Front Axle Parts - Front axle grease retainers, bearing support rings, and dust covers with ID

  • Rear Axle Parts - Rear axle grease retainers, bearing support rings, and dust covers with ID

  • Bonnie's Back Pages - Index to all Triumph articles and photos

With 60,000 miles on her odometer I decided to treat the Bonnie to new brake shoes and wheel bearings this spring.

When time came to reassemble I was unsure about the correct placement and orientation of all those ring and retainer thingies that go with the front and rear wheel bearings, so I began researching.

After consulting numerous sources, including the Triumph Workshop manual, the #7 parts book, the BritBike Triumph forum archives, several vendors and mechanics, and Pete Snidal's Triumph 101 CD, I realized that no single source provided me with a complete, unambiguous, and totally correct version of the assemblies.

Only after painstakingly cross-referencing all the sources did I come up with a complete and (I hope) accurate picture.

The following web pages offer a comprehensive, fully cross-referenced series of photos and illustrations that should clear up any confusion.

The case opens with a line-up of all the usual suspects from four different views. From there, follow links to ID the suspects and then situate them at the scene of the crime.

Happy sleuthing!
Bruce Miller 2014