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Offline bennyonions

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Plunger clang
« on: 21.04. 2015 22:36 »
Hi Have a 1950 Golden Flash. Runs nice but the clang from the plungers seems too loud too be right?.. I have a 1957 C10L with plungers and this has a rubber bump stop so is quiet and all in pretty good. Want to know if there is a bump stop from another plunger unit that might be suitable or if there is a fix that anyone has employed!?

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Ben

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Re: Plunger clang
« Reply #1 on: 21.04. 2015 22:52 »
Benny,

Can't help you with the plunger question, but, damn! that looks like a fun rider. Nice of you to keep the wife happy by keeping the oil off the stonework.

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Re: Plunger clang
« Reply #2 on: 22.04. 2015 21:32 »
G'day Ben. I don/t think pump stops would work. The travel is limited when the springs become coil bound.
Just loose some weight and dodge the potholes  ;).
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Re: Plunger clang
« Reply #3 on: 23.04. 2015 07:03 »
Hi Ben,

Are you certain it's the plunger units?  The centre stand will hit the silencer if its return spring is slack.

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Re: Plunger clang
« Reply #4 on: 23.04. 2015 09:46 »

 Hey Ben,  It sometimes happens with me too, but only on savage ones. I'm ~80kgs, and had springs made, how often does this happen..? and is it on the load or rebound...?...? I don't know why I ask, as I think there's not much can be done except change the springs, or as previously stated, change your style and dodge the holes *eek*

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Re: Plunger clang
« Reply #5 on: 23.04. 2015 17:11 »
Thanks Chaps, much appreciated.
I'm a good 14 stone but do chuck it about. I have a sneaking suspicion that the mudguards also contribute to the clang.. More testing required. Will tie the stand up but I think I would recognise that noise.
Will get on a diet and ride like my nan.

Benny