Author Topic: How far off the clutch cover should the A10 footrest be?  (Read 313 times)

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Mine is nearly touching  *eek*
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The lack of a gap is common, as is a dent in the chain case just behind the footrest after a prang  *problem* I'd suggest you make it (say) 1/4" away, but you could more than that (say 1/2") for more "safety" (eg large prang) if you are confident in bending the footrest that much (it's best to heat to dull red before bending them).

Just my opinion!
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The half inch plan sounds good to me!  I have a friend with bottles and a big torch so will book Flash in for treatment - once I get the flippin' clutch working!

I think the brake pedal might also need some treatment......

My concern is that if I deck it then it will be on the LH side (too easy to ground the stand on LH bends) and if the footrest is too close it will punch a hole in the clutch cover. Having some spare movement will ease my mind....

Thanks for the feedback.

Brian
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1955 BSA A10 Golden Flash
Exeter, Devon, UK