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Offline KeithA

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A7 dynamo drive chain
« on: 24.10. 2015 10:01 »
Just starting to do some work on my newly acquired old BSA star twin 1952, trying to eliminate some of the nasty oil leaks
On removing the RHS alloy cover, I see lots and lots of grease around the dynamo drive chain. Is this correct>?
How is the chain normally lubricated.
Thanks in advance.
Keith

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Re: A7 dynamo drive chain
« Reply #1 on: 24.10. 2015 10:04 »
Yep, soft grease is the correct lube for the dynamo chain.

This should be useful if you have no other manuals http://www.bsawiki.com

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Re: A7 dynamo drive chain
« Reply #2 on: 24.10. 2015 10:55 »
Yes, this is fine. I will add that when adjusting the dynamo chain, be careful to not adjust too tightly, as when the dynamo strap is tightened this tends to slightly move the dynamo & tighten the chain further leading to quick wear on the chain, dynamo bearings etc
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Re: A7 dynamo drive chain
« Reply #3 on: 29.10. 2015 08:47 »
Keith.
Do yourself a favour and get a dynamo conversion kit from Dynamo regulators Ltd £77-00 plus p+p. I fit these to all my bikes where possible, low maintenance and they are quieter than the chain, also gives a better output to the battery. These are advertised in the Star magazine.
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