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Title: Clutch adapter wanted - where to buy?
Post by: BSAmoto on 21.01. 2020 22:44
From studying various places, it seems I need the adapter p/n 42-3170 to fit a 4-spring Triumph clutch to the A 10 gearbox mainshaft. Does anybody know where to get this piece? Someone mentioned the Tony Hayward adapter so I will talk to Tony tomorrow as well.
Thanks, Harty
Title: Re: Clutch adapter wanted - where to buy?
Post by: beezermacc on 21.01. 2020 22:49
These are available on the Ebay UK site at the moment. Use "42-3170" as your search words
Title: Re: Clutch adapter wanted - where to buy?
Post by: berger on 21.01. 2020 23:00
try to buy an old one the new pattern parts can be a pain in the neck because the taper in them is not very accurate to line the clutch and crank sprockets as I found out the other day. I mentioned it in a topic called -- CLUTCH?
Title: Re: Clutch adapter wanted - where to buy?
Post by: Nourish on 22.01. 2020 10:24
"I will talk to Tony tomorrow "
If you phone - make sure you're sat in a comfy chair!
Title: Re: Clutch adapter wanted - where to buy?
Post by: BSAmoto on 22.01. 2020 11:02
I got hold of Tony but he was still in bed so I have to try later again...meanwhile I will check ebay for that piece..
Does anyone have a kickstarter for BSA or Triumph laying around?
Title: Re: Clutch adapter wanted - where to buy?
Post by: chaterlea25 on 26.01. 2020 20:39
Hi Harty,
Adaptor on ebay
No way of knowing if its for a single or twin?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BSA-A10-B31-goldstar-RGS-4-spring-clutch-CENTRE/174166857821?hash=item288d27585d:g:ivMAAOSwTqteKbtP

John
Title: Re: Clutch adapter wanted - where to buy?
Post by: Fergie on 08.03. 2020 20:41
Try this.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Clutch-Hub-Adaptor-4-Spring-BSA-A-B-Models
Title: Re: Clutch adapter wanted - where to buy?
Post by: chaterlea25 on 08.03. 2020 21:27
Hi Fergie,

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Clutch-Hub-Adaptor-4-Spring-BSA-A-B-Models/352535316611

As usual an ebay mis description
A and B adaptors have different "depth" tapers
probably one size fits neither *sad2*

John
Title: Re: Clutch adapter wanted - where to buy?
Post by: Fergie on 09.03. 2020 11:24
As usual an ebay mis description

Hi John, not to mention shoddy goods as well.  *sad2* My 5/16 reamer was a bit blunt, so ordered a new one via eBay trying to save the few bob. I got a reamer of sorts made in India. Total rubbish. Grrrrrrrrr
Title: Re: Clutch adapter wanted - where to buy?
Post by: Nourish on 10.03. 2020 08:14
I always check for the country of manufacture and wary of anything from China or India - and I always try for a UK seller as it's quicker and friendlier for the environment.
Title: Re: Clutch adapter wanted - where to buy?
Post by: Fergie on 10.03. 2020 09:53
I always check for the country of manufacture and wary of anything from China or India.

I did buy from a UK seller on eBay. Quite a few UK sellers on eBay are selling goods made in China or India and when you purchase you do not know the country of manufacture.
When i contacted the seller, he was very apologetic and sent me on a replacement of far better quality.

Lack of knowledge of the goods being sold is often a problem on eBay i think. China and India both produce good and bad quality goods to cater to market demand.
If you want something cheap to keep your costs down as a reseller you can easily find them in both countries. If you want quality you will also find it in both countries, just don't expect to pay buttons for them.