Ransoms Marquis 20" drive shaft removal

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Johnnyg
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Ransoms Marquis 20" drive shaft removal

Hi all, advice please, i need to remove the drive shaft from a Marquis, to avoid damage i thought i had better ask best procedure.

Thanks in advance

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Unscrew the sprocket - right

Unscrew the sprocket - right hand thread.

Replace and tighten the bearing carrier bolts.

Hold a big hammer or lump of steel in side the side plate to absorb shock.

Hit the end of the shaft hard  with a copper or lead hammer or in the absence of such, hard wood block and club hammer. The shaft does have a reduced diameter outboard of the sprocket threads so providing you hit it square on there is little danger of damaging the threads or splaying it.

 

Johnnyg
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Thanks Wrispin, most helpful

Thanks Wrispin, most helpful as always

Kind regards John 

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Yes, remove the sprocket, but

Yes, remove the sprocket, but to ensure no damage to the frame side, remove the bearing housing (along with the shaft) and then pull the bearing off.