Author Topic: A10 Pushrod alignment tool  (Read 3910 times)

Offline JohnH

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Re: A10 Pushrod alignment tool
« Reply #15 on: 26.07. 2010 15:50 »
And yet another good reply - thanks Muskrat.

That's a very pretty bike you've got there - looks as though it can go a bit!

John
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Offline iansoady

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Re: A10 Pushrod alignment tool
« Reply #16 on: 26.07. 2010 16:37 »
I haven't had the pleasure of doing this on the A10 yet but what always worked on the Norton Commando I had for 20 years was to prop the head 1/2" or so clear of the barrels (the Norton has the rocker box integral with the head) then use the long screwdriver to get the pushrod ends into the rockers whilst gently waggling the rocker to make sure it was seated. Obviously this means the valve end of the rockers is a long way from contact but by gently lowering the head everything lines up.

The rocker covers on the Norton were much smaller than the BSA ones so I would have thought a similar procedure may work. I can see that the comb affair could cause problems with the gasket and any sealant used.
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Re: A10 Pushrod alignment tool
« Reply #17 on: 26.07. 2010 16:53 »
Yes - it looks as if the gasket goo could get into a right royal state to me - confirmed by several folks on this forum. I really like the sound of the tweezer solution though.

John
Triumph Bonneville - long gone (sadly)
AJS 16MS - keeps coming back (thank goodness)
BSA B31 - also long gone
Greeves 250 twin (good fun)
Francis Barnett 197 (first bike)