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Singles / Re: Clunk into first gear
« on: 09 July, 2018, 13:24:38 »
Thanks everyone. Out of interest, what do the rubbers do?   Phil.

Singles / Re: Cover plate behind clutch
« on: 07 July, 2018, 14:48:55 »

Singles / Cover plate behind clutch
« on: 07 July, 2018, 10:26:15 »
Does the small pip serve any purpose?  (see photo)   Phil.

Singles / Re: Oil leak
« on: 06 July, 2018, 17:10:04 »
I guess I need to follow my breather pipe to see where it ends up. Maybe wet-sumping and the breather tube could explain my leak?

Singles / Re: Oil leak
« on: 06 July, 2018, 15:58:21 »
Yes, that disappears out of sight up behind the battery somewhere. Where would it normally go to?

Singles / Re: Oil leak
« on: 06 July, 2018, 14:43:04 »
Thanks Julian.

Re the wet-sumping, I'd read somewhere about a leak via a breather, but I guess that doesn't apply with the B40?

I am slightly concerned about the chaincase screw which holds the chain oiler. The screw goes all the way through a clearance hole in the chaincase and screws into the oiler on the inside of the case.  The oiler spout appears to have been squashed so that nothing, or very little comes out of it, but I wondered about oil finding its way along the thread and out between the joint of the oiler with the case.  I guess I'll at least fit a fibre washer under the oiler.

Of course these things don't really seem to explain why I went from no leak to a substantial leak so quickly.


Singles / Re: Oil leak
« on: 05 July, 2018, 22:21:22 »
I haven't yet taken off the gearbox sprocket to have a look at the oil seal there (waiting for socket wrench adaptor to arrive), but I was just sitting in my armchair wondering what else might have caused the leak. I wonder: could it be anything to do with me recently having removed the gas tap from the oil feed line (it was fitted by the previous owner because of a wet-sumping problem) and replacing it with a straightforward pipe? (I decided to put up with the wet-sumping rather than risk forgetting to turn on the oil tap.)  Phil.

Singles / Re: Clunk into first gear
« on: 05 July, 2018, 11:37:41 »
Actually, I've just phoned the people I bought them from, and it turns out they got the part numbers mixed up and sent me the wrong ones. They're now going to send the correct ones, which they tell me are the smartie-shaped ones.  Fair enough.  Glad I know now anyway.  The old ones look a bit worse for wear, don't they?   Phil.

Singles / Re: Clunk into first gear
« on: 05 July, 2018, 11:28:52 »
Thanks Julian. That looks like a smartie-shaped one. The one I was sent under that number is the one on the photo (below). I'm wondering: does it matter ? Maybe either is okay?

Also, are they meant to be a very tight fit?


Singles / Re: Clunk into first gear
« on: 05 July, 2018, 10:40:02 »
Does anyone know which type I should use on my 1965 B40F?

Singles / Re: Clunk into first gear
« on: 05 July, 2018, 09:21:13 »
Could anyone reassure me that these are the correct rubbers please?  I think they'll be a very tight fit - is that how they should be?  Thanks.  Phil.

Singles / Re: Clunk into first gear
« on: 04 July, 2018, 13:22:45 »
Okay, thanks Julian.

Whilst waiting for tools to arrive to continue my search for a leak, I thought that, as I've got the clutch in bits, I'd have a look at this (see photos attached). I think its called a cush drive unit and I'm guessing the rubbers inside act as shock absorbers when using the clutch?  Anyway, to my inexperienced eye it looks as though it could do with new rubbers?  I have some as shown which will hopefully fit. Is this in as bad a state as it looks to me, and what effect would it's condition have?  Thanks again in advance.   


Singles / Clunk into first gear
« on: 04 July, 2018, 11:59:17 »
While I've got my clutch in bits, I was just wondering: when I put my bike into gear to set off, it goes in with quite a clunk. Is that normal, or is there something I should be looking at?  Phuil.

And a very clean and tidy looking workshop!

Singles / Re: Clutch plate wear
« on: 03 July, 2018, 11:08:38 »
Thanks everyone. I've decided to keep my old plates. I've also got new springs.

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