Many thanks Brian and everyone for all your help. I finally got the bearing carrier out and it was the pin as you thought Brian, somehow it had worked its way loose. The whole area does seem original and nothing had moved so I tapped the pin back in and filled the space with solder and used a centre punch to crimp the end over that I reckon it should work ok. The parts I ordered arrived today which once again is amassing. You all rock over there. I ordered a Clymers manual with the order, you informed me Brian that it was out of stock and you had them on a back order. Could you send me one when you get them in. Once again many thanks and kind regards to you all in the west.
Door to door in under 24 hours!
Many thanks for the help on the ‘phone yesterday. Parts just arrived, door to door, Perth to Sydney in under 24 hours. I’ve grown to realise that this is normal service from you guys. And thanks again for getting those bits to me in the wilds of Tassie back in March. Long weekend and all, 2 working days from Perth to Strahan! With Her Indoors as pillion, the situation could have gone bad real quick. You saved our holiday and marriage. Now she wants to meet you. omg.