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Re: Engine clatter and increase in metal shavings
« Reply #15 on: 17.05. 2014 00:01 »
The horror!

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Re: Engine clatter and increase in metal shavings
« Reply #16 on: 18.05. 2014 02:24 »
Charles,

No small bits like that!  That makes me cringe just looking at the photo.

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Re: Engine clatter and increase in metal shavings
« Reply #17 on: 18.05. 2014 02:29 »
So it sounds like it could be anything from not so bad to horrible!  Would you guys suggest that I find a reputable bike mechanic in my area to check it out?  I'd do it myself if I only
had more time in the day.  Work is keeping me busy lately.

Thanks for the help,
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Re: Engine clatter and increase in metal shavings
« Reply #18 on: 18.05. 2014 04:51 »
Trav,

Whereabouts are you located?
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Re: Engine clatter and increase in metal shavings
« Reply #19 on: 18.05. 2014 12:18 »
I'm located in Eastern Indiana.

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Re: Engine clatter and increase in metal shavings
« Reply #20 on: 18.05. 2014 20:20 »
Travis,

I'm a member of the Chicago Norton Owner's Club, for lack of a local BSA club (several member also own BSAs). Someone from the club let me know about Expert Cycle Works in Hobart, IN. I gave Bob Goodpastor at Expert a call regarding some parts and, though he didn't have those parts, it was an interesting conversation. I haven't actually done any business with Bob, but he seemed like someone I would be very comfortable trusting with engine work. Here is the link to the website:

http://expertmotorcycleworks.com/

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Re: Engine clatter and increase in metal shavings
« Reply #21 on: 20.05. 2014 01:11 »
Had a chance to take the primary cap off the primary cover tonight.  The chain was slapping around more than I would consider normal.  How do you adjust the tensioner on a 59 A10?  My BSA resto book speaks more on adjusting unit motors.

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Re: Engine clatter and increase in metal shavings
« Reply #22 on: 20.05. 2014 01:17 »
Loosen the gearbox bolts and adjust with the draw bolt which is on the right engine plate. Don't forget to tighten the gearbox bolts.
Then adjust the rear chain.

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Re: Engine clatter and increase in metal shavings
« Reply #23 on: 20.05. 2014 20:49 »
As Trev says, and another tip. Adjust it till it's too tight and then use the draw bolt to push it back till the desired slack is achieved. This helps prevent the torque of the rear chain pulling the g/box back and tightening the primary chain.
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Re: Engine clatter and increase in metal shavings
« Reply #24 on: 20.05. 2014 21:45 »
I second Muscrat's  advice, whats more when I did NOT use the draw bolt to put permanent forward pressure on the box the box moved and almost certainly was a contributor to an early failure of the gearbox mainshaft sleeve gear bushes  *problem*

its very important not to over tighten the rear chain on these bikes as that can cause the box to move a NJ d over tighten the primary chain
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