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Offline jeffgleed

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Clutch cable gearbox adjuster keeps undoing
« on: 06.06. 2019 08:03 »
Hi Folks

Last year my dad passed his A10 on to me and I am trying to get it sorted. As with most A10
Owners finding neutral is quite challenging at times but I have noticed that the adjuster at the gearbox end keeps coming undone. This doesn’t seem surprising to me since, with the clutch lever out, the adjusters are not tight against anything and there appears to be no locking nut. Am I missing a part or something? When I adjust it, I can mostly get neutral.

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Re: Clutch cable gearbox adjuster keeps undoing
« Reply #1 on: 06.06. 2019 08:25 »
The gearbox cover you have is a 1960 on item which had the adjuster at the handlebar lever and ferrule at the gearbox. The hole at the gearbox end is plain, unthreaded. to take the ferrule.

The earlier boxes had a slightliy different arrangement with a threaded boss.

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Re: Clutch cable gearbox adjuster keeps undoing
« Reply #2 on: 06.06. 2019 09:59 »
G'day Jeff  *welcome*
So you have the wrong cable. Can you source another nut to screw up on the outside to lock it up?
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Re: Clutch cable gearbox adjuster keeps undoing
« Reply #3 on: 06.06. 2019 18:04 »
How about fitting a locknut?

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Re: Clutch cable gearbox adjuster keeps undoing
« Reply #4 on: 06.06. 2019 19:57 »
How about fitting a locknut?

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Re: Clutch cable gearbox adjuster keeps undoing
« Reply #5 on: 06.06. 2019 21:02 »
How about fitting a locknut?

Also Sprach Muskrathustra.

https://youtu.be/IFPwm0e_K98

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Re: Clutch cable gearbox adjuster keeps undoing
« Reply #6 on: 06.06. 2019 22:49 »
Wow thanks guys .. I was thinking .... I might try and source and fit a locknut!  *smile*.

Also, I will post an intro message so you know who am.

Thanks again

Jeff

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Re: Clutch cable gearbox adjuster keeps undoing
« Reply #7 on: 07.06. 2019 09:41 »
 Scrounge a locknut from an old clutch cable...... meanwhile use Loctite or simply superglue (cyanoacrylate adhesive, same as Loctite) on the cleaned threads to retain your existing nut as a semi-permanent temporary fix.

 Swarfy.