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Singles / Re: Clutch oil seal (1965 B40F)
« on: 21 February, 2021, 10:26:56 »
Its easy to put it in the wrong way guys.....holds hands up :-[

Singles / Re: Clutch oil seal (1965 B40F)
« on: 20 February, 2021, 09:27:45 »
yup....the lip/open side is facing the clutch.
If you put it in the other way it will  try to fold in when you push it over the shaft.

Singles / Re: Clutch oil seal (1965 B40F)
« on: 19 February, 2021, 22:57:15 »
Reckon its the right way round Phil...its purpose is to stop, or slow down, the oil escaping from the primary case. Did you have the big fluffy washer fitted between the sprocket nut and the plate? It soaks up some of the oil but might also keep rubbish off the seal face. You'll get all sorts of road rubbish flung around the sprocket that could do that kind of damage!

Singles / Re: Clutch springs
« on: 18 February, 2021, 14:59:51 »
On the b40 its best to use a broad bladed screwdriver Phil...and a good load of direct arm force....the new springs are pretty strong!!! I've just replaced mine then wire locked them in pairs...just in case!

The Star and Garter / Re: Electric heaters
« on: 13 February, 2021, 19:48:21 »
I've only got one thing to say to you Phil......Kitchen!!  ;)
Warm, washable floor, parts washer, parts dryer and a kettle.
Shouldn't be scrabbling about in a cold garage mate... ;D

Singles / Re: Oil leak into outer timing case
« on: 06 February, 2021, 17:54:17 »
Think you need to somehow jam the mainshaft Phil.
Whether with rags or something of the like.
I use a windy ratchet which spins it up real quick, without the need to jam it, with plenty of torque, but I realise that not everyone has one.

Singles / Re: Oil leak into outer timing case
« on: 05 February, 2021, 20:51:25 »
You might have to tweak them a bit with some long nosed pliers. Bit of trial and error.

Singles / Re: Oil leak into outer timing case
« on: 05 February, 2021, 19:49:40 »
Aye, it almost just sits against the end of the bush. There's only a teeny teeny section of spline. Try it without the ratchet etc like in my photo just to make sure it will locate.
When it's all together the washer will just sit in place until you get the nut on....hopefully ....

Singles / Re: Oil leak into outer timing case
« on: 05 February, 2021, 19:01:33 »
I've just been out to the garage and had a closer look at the lockwasher arrangement.
One pic is washer on splines...obviously ratchet etc missing. It is a tight fit on the splined shaft but you've got to bend the tabs in slightly.
Other pic is it all together and nipped up with the windy then tabbed over a flat on the big nut.
Seems like its a case of check, check and check again!

Singles / Re: Oil leak into outer timing case
« on: 05 February, 2021, 18:12:57 »
Whether mine is correct or not Phil, but I've assembled it in good old Haynes terms...assembly is the reverse of disassembly  ;)
In order of assembly....ratchet with bush slid inside, bush will protrude.
Spring, then lockwasher which, to my mind, doesn't really lock as you say.
Then nut.

I got a new spring just in case and you can certainly tell the difference!
The lockwasher seems to be more of a friction fit as it doesn't appear to lock into the bushing.....unless I'm missing something?
Pretty sure someone will know.

Problem I'm having at the moment is that the ratchet teeth and the quadrant teeth don't initially mesh properly unless I rock the bike. I've profiled the first quadrant tooth but it doesn't seem to have helped.....onwards and upwards!

Singles / Re: Oil leak into outer timing case
« on: 05 February, 2021, 15:14:13 »
Hi Phil,
The one I took off my b40 was flat(ish) see photo!
The replacement i got was also flat.
Looking at a verrrry faded illustration it would appear to be correct....however, thats not to say it's right!!

Singles / Re: Oil leak into outer timing case
« on: 30 January, 2021, 21:56:58 »
sorry Phil...a normal long socket would be okay.....just don't hold the socket or wrench steady as that can alter the torque...not a lot...but still a difference.
Not sure where you would get one calibrated, would probably be best to ask an engineering firm.
I got my small compressor at Aldi....not a lot of money and great for blowing up tyres, blowing out brake pistons and powering air tools. Pete.

Singles / Re: Oil leak into outer timing case
« on: 30 January, 2021, 21:10:19 »
I've bought mine from machine mart over the Dave says, probably that kind of money....only problem with torque wrenches is that they have to be kept in calibration...if you drop them or knock them, thats them out of cal.
If you use extensions or long sockets you have to work out the change in torque...its a chuffing pain.
Unless you're working with alloy nuts, bolts and threads, personally, I don't bother with a torque wrench. You get a feel for it.
Have you got a wee compressor Phil? Get a windy gun to help crack nuts off and nip them up adequately....I've not stripped a thread yet after 40 plus years of spannering.
Just my opinion bud.

Singles / Re: Oil leak into outer timing case
« on: 30 January, 2021, 17:29:44 » is the simple answer Phil.
Possibly PO has just used the lock washer to stop it from turning.
I know that's what a lock washer does but the nut should be certainly tighter than that.
Just re-read your post....did the ratchet have a lock washer behind the nut?

Twins / Re: Kick starting a 1971 OIF A65.
« on: 29 January, 2021, 21:59:43 »
Do you not find it kinda unstable on the centre stand? Mine has been heated and bent into position a number of times as it had twisted. Dont know about damaging frame but certainly can twist centre stand.
I prefer starting mine by leaning it slightly to the left side, no stands, and a nice steady kick. I'm not the biggest of blokes either.  8)

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