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Offline Ethelred

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3 spring clutch
« on: 26.08. 2013 17:41 »
Every time I take something apart on this bike I find more horrors.
This time it's the clutch, a six spring device with only 3 springs fitted. The cork inserts were falling out of the plates as I dismantled it, a sign of overheating methinks. The primary chain was a bit loose and had a couple of very stiff links. At one time in its life the primary chain was so loose it's gouged the bottom of the casing.
Funny thing is it worked fairly well, no slip, just dragging when hot causing crunchy gear changes.
Amazing how much abuse, lousy maintenance and general bodging that these bikes will tolerate.
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Re: 3 spring clutch
« Reply #1 on: 26.08. 2013 21:04 »
 G'day Rob. That's a novel way to upgrade to a 60's type clutch LOL.
The springs would more than likely be heavier than std.
She'll feel like a new bike with that lot fixed properly.
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Re: 3 spring clutch
« Reply #2 on: 27.08. 2013 00:57 »
It'll drag even more with 3 extra springs!

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Re: 3 spring clutch
« Reply #3 on: 03.09. 2013 12:59 »
Methinks someone else 'ill be looking for a 4 springer unit , as Musky says it'll be a much more pleasent bike to ride , regards and best of luck BobH.
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Re: 3 spring clutch
« Reply #4 on: 06.09. 2013 22:38 »
SRM clutch, new primary chain and gearbox sprocket nut with seal, fitted.
First test ride today, 25 miles town and country.
Luvly  *smile*
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