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Online Greybeard

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Gearbox servicing
« on: 12.05. 2017 10:33 »
As mentioned elswhere I have just had great service from Richard Clamp who overhauled my gearbox within twenty four hours of me taking it to him. Richard is at 20, Green Lane, Grendon, Athersone, Coventry, CV9 2PL. His email address is cazo57@hotmail.co.uk. His landline number is 01827 737220.

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Re: Gearbox servicing
« Reply #1 on: 19.05. 2017 07:58 »
+ one for Mr Clamp.
I have a reconditioned unit that looks and feels lovely (not that I've ridden many real road miles on it yet).
Really easy to do business with, great attitude and very pleasant.  Fit and finish way better than brand new.  I did everything remotely and delivery was fast (with superb packaging).
I got the distinct impression the guy is a worker - and think that was evidenced by GB's 24 hour turn round - so no waiting till he can be bothered - he is always on the case.
I too happily recommend Mr Clamp's services.
Cheers Raymond.
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Re: Gearbox servicing
« Reply #2 on: 18.09. 2017 18:37 »
After nearly 40 years of faithful service, the old gearbox was in need of some attention. Play in the mainshaft was causing an oil leak, and the third gear whine was becoming intrusive. and it generally felt a bit sloppy.

I heard Greybeard (I think?) mention Richard Clamp on here a while back, so I gave him a ring. From the off you just knew he knows what he is talking about, and he only does pre unit and plunger gearboxes, and only those of the B.S,A, marquee at that!

I don't like using unknown 'experts' as a rule, but the only thing that put me off Richard was the small amount he charges for his work. It didn't seem possible to get a good job done at his prices.

Anyway, I sent him the 'box' with fingers crossed. On receipt he 'phoned and asked in what condition I wanted it to look like when he sent it back, apparently some folk like them not looking too new, which would show the rest of the bike up.

Within a week it came back with a blasted main casing, and mirror polished inner and outer casings...........It looks brand new! Not only that, having covered a couple of hundred miles on it over the weekend it works as good as it looks. No more oil leak, you have to really listen for the from new third gear whine, and the gears select beautifully. Even with the engine not running you can select all the gears, and once 'over cam' as it were it just falls into the next gear with a real positive click.

Well there it is, I don't know the man from Adam, and this is the first time I have spoken to him, but if your thinking of having any work done in this department I can't recommend him highly enough.

Richard Clamp...01827 737 220......... He does accept boxes from all over the world as well.

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Re: Gearbox servicing
« Reply #3 on: 25.11. 2019 21:21 »
just had my gearbox serviced by richard clamp, first class workmanship. if you have any issues with your gearbox, have a chat with him. fast and efficient service at great price