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Offline Tone

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gearbox fitting
« on: 23.11. 2008 16:36 »
Hi, Can someone please tell me if you can change the gearbox without taking the engine out of a A10 swinging arm? cheers.

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Re: gearbox fitting
« Reply #1 on: 23.11. 2008 16:57 »
YES you can Tone and quite easily, why wassup with it?
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Re: gearbox fitting
« Reply #2 on: 23.11. 2008 17:01 »
I think the mainshaft must be bent, when you turn the engine over the clutch cage spins wobble!

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Re: gearbox fitting
« Reply #3 on: 23.11. 2008 17:19 »
Tone,

Since you will need to remove the clutch basket in any case, perhaps the first thing to check is the possible loss of some ball bearings from the flimsy cages they are in where the basket meets the shaft. Haphazard assembly could easily allow some of these to fall out when fitting.

Having said that, I am anxious to hear if those here with lifelong A10 experience will validate my thought.

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Re: gearbox fitting
« Reply #4 on: 23.11. 2008 17:24 »
Richard, The bearings are o.k. as I've just put new clutch plates in.

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Re: gearbox fitting
« Reply #5 on: 23.11. 2008 18:21 »
Oops, no offense. I assumed a previous owner or other mechanic had assembled the clutch.
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