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Re: timing side rattle
« Reply #15 on: 15.03. 2021 09:07 »
yes groily I had one in the fields and woods when I was a yung en . I got my mate to push me backwards in gear and it fired up. it took me about 3 yards backwards then I fell off *help*

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Re: timing side rattle
« Reply #16 on: 15.03. 2021 09:49 »
G'day muggy.
I had a rattle like that a while back. I think yours is mild.
https://www.a7a10.net/forum/index.php?topic=10630.msg79189#msg79189
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Re: timing side rattle
« Reply #17 on: 15.03. 2021 10:10 »
Sounds like you got off lightly. I had a similar problem, wide open throttle, no load. Slid off on diesel on a roundabout and the handlebars bent, stretching the throttle cable wide open with the rear wheel off the ground.
Slight timing side rattle was the crankcases cut in half by the snapped con rod. It was still running on one when I picked it up...
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Re: timing side rattle
« Reply #18 on: 15.03. 2021 10:56 »
 MG. In the light of your latest report of events, the answer seems plain. I just wish this had been mentioned to start with, rather than me assuming the problem had come on over time.

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Re: timing side rattle
« Reply #19 on: 15.03. 2021 11:52 »
So now it's possibly a stretched rod, piston kissed valve and valve is slightly bent / pushrod bent etc. Best check those tappets as I intimated earlier, and run a compression test. Always best to diagnose the problem before stripping down if at all possible.
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Re: timing side rattle
« Reply #20 on: 15.03. 2021 12:07 »
Or might it just be a little scuffing/pickup on the piston skirt?

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Re: timing side rattle
« Reply #21 on: 15.03. 2021 15:26 »
Thanks, much to consider.

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