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Offline Paul Marx

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Re: Primary chain question
« Reply #30 on: May 22, 2020, 22:28 »
He's going to make a longer bolt when it gets too short... ::)

piet

Stupid.
You just take washers off.

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Re: Primary chain question
« Reply #31 on: May 22, 2020, 22:34 »
For what it's worth, I pt a dab of oil on my fingers and hold the screwdriver by it's shaft. fingers slip as soon as the slack is taken up.

Slippery little bugga there  Teez. :D

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Re: Primary chain question
« Reply #32 on: May 22, 2020, 23:33 »
G'day Ian, how's it hanging?
Been doing that way for over thirty years; when the fingers slip, back off half a turn.

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Re: Primary chain question
« Reply #33 on: May 23, 2020, 09:18 »
Stupid.
You just take washers off.

Paul

My point, exactly. ;D

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Re: Primary chain question
« Reply #34 on: May 23, 2020, 09:44 »
My point, exactly. ;D

piet

Aha.
Now I get it.
If you take too many washers off, you can always saw a bit off the adjuster.

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Re: Primary chain question
« Reply #35 on: May 24, 2020, 00:31 »
G'day Ian, how's it hanging?
Been doing that way for over thirty years; when the fingers slip, back off half a turn.

Swingin' in the breeze Terry.
Haven't ridden the Jota since Curdee Vale. Had 2 rides on the Hailwood but.  ;D

When that slacker gets back from swanning around the globe must organize a ride if not before.

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Re: Primary chain question
« Reply #36 on: May 24, 2020, 01:10 »
Primary Chain Adjustment. Basically you originally adjust it rather tight and she will whine when you fire up the engine  - Then you back off the adjustment until she doesn't whine.

May take a few more adjustments before you got the chain settled.

WARNING - Never run a Bike for any length of time with a whining primary chain as you will destroy your crank shaft bearings.
« Last Edit: May 24, 2020, 01:22 by Laverda SF »

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Re: Primary chain question
« Reply #37 on: May 24, 2020, 01:58 »
Glad to hear things are progressing Ian. Haven't ridden the Yellow Peril since Curdie Vale either. Been out and about on the Wee Monster; the more I ride it the more I like it.
Haven't heard from 'Our Man In Mali' for a while, apart from a settling comment about disparaging remarks made regarding hipsters :laugh:

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Re: Primary chain question
« Reply #38 on: May 24, 2020, 09:03 »
Glad to hear things are progressing Ian. Haven't ridden the Yellow Peril since Curdie Vale either. Been out and about on the Wee Monster; the more I ride it the more I like it.
Haven't heard from 'Our Man In Mali' for a while, apart from a settling comment about disparaging remarks made regarding hipsters :laugh:

Settle... ;D ;D
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Re: Primary chain question
« Reply #39 on: May 24, 2020, 10:05 »
Ah! Glad you are among the living, things okay over there?

Offline Nat Magee

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Re: Primary chain question
« Reply #40 on: May 24, 2020, 12:34 »
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you just add more copper washers

Didn't have any copper washers. Plenty of bolts though  :D

Offline CLEMTOG

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Re: Primary chain question
« Reply #41 on: May 24, 2020, 19:28 »
too many washers makes the dome of the nut ground too easily. Ask Marxy and he will show you how that is done.
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Re: Primary chain question
« Reply #42 on: May 24, 2020, 20:28 »
too many washers makes the dome of the nut ground too easily. Ask Marxy and he will show you how that is done.
CLEM

The only time I ground the dome is if falls off.

Paul
« Last Edit: May 25, 2020, 06:39 by Paul Marx »

Offline Piranha Brother 2

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Re: Primary chain question
« Reply #43 on: May 25, 2020, 00:48 »
I think if you have the junction box in place on an SF you will ground that long before you ground the dome nut (actually, I think they're 'squared' nuts on SFs, not domed  :D )
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Re: Primary chain question
« Reply #44 on: May 25, 2020, 06:41 »
I think if you have the junction box in place on an SF you will ground that long before you ground the dome nut (actually, I think they're 'squared' nuts on SFs, not domed  :D )

You're right, they are originally squared top.

Paul