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by bobnorton
Tue Apr 02, 2013 4:27 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: Oil filter assembly 860
Replies: 15
Views: 5229

Re: Oil filter assembly 860

Somehow or other i am determined to get all the crud out.I will put the bike on its nose to drain the gearbox area . I have been surprised by the continuing slow trickle of gunk over a week of being on the side stand.On my single I drain off the oil (hot) leaving the oil to stand in a tall container...
by bobnorton
Sun Mar 31, 2013 2:52 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: Oil filter assembly 860
Replies: 15
Views: 5229

Re: Oil filter assembly 860

With the amount of crap in the sump it all seems pointless , filter it and dump it back with the rubbish, pick it up and send it to the big end.There is still a bit of a mystery , how is it that brit singles can run on unfiltered dirty oil for 40 or more years and not run a big end, but Ducs are so ...
by bobnorton
Sun Mar 31, 2013 12:01 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: Oil filter assembly 860
Replies: 15
Views: 5229

Re: Oil filter assembly 860

Too late Steve, got them already.Does filtered oil go to the big end or just back to the sump?.
by bobnorton
Fri Mar 29, 2013 11:34 pm
Forum: Single Cylinder Bevel Drive Engines > 250, 350 & 450
Topic: Timing cover won't budge!
Replies: 10
Views: 7301

Re: Timing cover won't budge!

Up and running is good , out and about is better!, so few Duc singles on the road. Hope to see it sometime. I joined the Vintage club who meet and ride out a lot. West Kent branch is good with huge variety of bikes turning up. Sometimes 2 Duc singles.
by bobnorton
Fri Mar 29, 2013 11:19 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: Oil filter assembly 860
Replies: 15
Views: 5229

Re: Oil filter assembly 860

HI Steve, What would be good would be to have a magnet in the sump to protect the pump .Not easy .Nortons have one in the hexagon of the strainer .I will get one and drill and tap the hex for it.Let you know how i get on.
by bobnorton
Fri Mar 29, 2013 8:13 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: Oil filter assembly 860
Replies: 15
Views: 5229

Re: Oil filter assembly 860

Thats a bit odd, my filter is on the other side of the motor!!.
by bobnorton
Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:18 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: Oil filter assembly 860
Replies: 15
Views: 5229

Re: Oil filter assembly 860

Without a base washer and a filter thats loose on the post I can't see why the oil would bother to go through the filter, unless the Kawa filters were tight on the post?, I presume the oil comes up from the bottom of the housing ,fills the space around the filter and travels through to the post. Not...
by bobnorton
Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:22 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: Oil filter assembly 860
Replies: 15
Views: 5229

Re: Oil filter assembly 860

The parts list does not give size for this washer/support , I'm going to make one , need to know how thick (as it loads up on the filter) and the hole size ,is it tight on the shaft/pin?.Maybee some kind soul can measure theirs?. I have a steel washer 0.097 " thick, may be of use
by bobnorton
Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:03 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: Oil filter assembly 860
Replies: 15
Views: 5229

Oil filter assembly 860

Just checked my oil filter, clean,new and dry. replaced by the previous owner , an internationally well known bike builder. There is no plate under the filter and no sealing at the bolt. Bit lost for words. Is the plate availiable anywhere ?, whats the norm on the bolt?.
by bobnorton
Wed Mar 27, 2013 3:28 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: Stuck clutch
Replies: 8
Views: 3148

Re: Stuck clutch

Woke up this morning and realised i have commited a basic error,---I used a Haynes manual !!, With brain tired i used the tightening settings from Haynes for the clutch 36ft lbs, ----60 is where it should be, Taking it back down again this morning. Burn those manuals.
by bobnorton
Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:59 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: Stuck clutch
Replies: 8
Views: 3148

Re: Stuck clutch

Clutch now working ok, fitted with a ball between the center 2 rollers and 2 rollers at the clutch side. If i get the chance will fit the longer 113.5 rods. No thrust washer behind the clutch center ,think this is right for the later motor.Also no washers under the springs.I can pull in the lever wi...
by bobnorton
Mon Mar 25, 2013 6:49 am
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: Gts starter motor
Replies: 11
Views: 3527

Gts starter motor

got the starter off, like to look inside, check brushes etc but its reluctant to seperate ,as there are no access ports fun holding the brushes in??, how does it dismantle? gear is off.------later---sorted, what a little pig,the armature had rusted to a pole ,bearings dried,brushes dirty ,all made m...
by bobnorton
Fri Mar 22, 2013 9:33 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: FAQ: clutch pushrod order info
Replies: 26
Views: 35550

Re: FAQ: clutch pushrod order info

Hi Bill, yes using Brancato Lever, and yes appear to be 3-4 mm shy. But suspect all not right at the clutch end ,soon be in there. --Later, found 2 rollers loose in the center,one is likely from my efforts, and a unlocked nut ,not very tight.No washers under the springs.
by bobnorton
Fri Mar 22, 2013 11:44 am
Forum: Single Cylinder Bevel Drive Engines > 250, 350 & 450
Topic: Timing cover won't budge!
Replies: 10
Views: 7301

Re: Timing cover won't budge!

Some of the timing dots are impossible to see unless they have been painted, the crank one is like this,best to get them all done in one go.
by bobnorton
Fri Mar 22, 2013 11:39 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: FAQ: clutch pushrod order info
Replies: 26
Views: 35550

Re: FAQ: clutch pushrod order info

I seem to have the later engine and the earlier shorter rods !, mine are 110mm when they should be 113.5 mm. But i don't see why i should not just use the earlier set up with the extra roller. I have a suspicion that a roller may have fell into the clutch center,and as the clutch is firmly stuck its...

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