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Technical Section / Re: New Fork Bushes Don't Fit.
« Last Post by timsdad on Today at 06:55:49 am »
Both bushes should be a nice, sliding fit in the bottom leg, Ian, so you seem to have some bad 'uns if your forks are undamaged. Are both bushes the same in both legs? I'd say it would be easier to get a man with a lathe to skim them down rather than send them back because you have geography against you! The bottom nut needs tightening up quite tight because you don't really need it coming adrift later.

An e-mail to Draganfly about the bushes may well get you a credit note for future use.


Ray
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Technical Section / Re: Should I go in
« Last Post by timsdad on Today at 06:33:37 am »
I have always used engine oil in my foot-change BSA gearboxes - the same multi-grade as I put in the engine oil tank for as long as I can remember. This was what BSA recommended back in the day as far as I know but there may have been publications that told us different.

Gear oil is just used in AMC gearboxes in my shed - works for me!


Ray
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Technical Section / New Fork Bushes Don't Fit.
« Last Post by Ian Foote on Today at 05:40:04 am »
Hello Men,

Can I draw on some hard won collective wisdom?
I have purchased a set of new fork bushes through Dragonfly and the bottom bushes (held on by the large nut/bolt at bottom of fork tube) is a bit too large. The bottom bush does not slide up and down inside the fork leg, at the moment it is a hammer fit and very hard to get out again. Is this a normal practice from Dragonfly and does one needs to turn down or sand down the bush for a sliding fit inside the fork leg?

Second question.... that large nut/bolt referred to above which locactes the bottom bush on the end of the fork tube, does it get tightened down till the bush can't rotate on the fork tube?

btw.. so very hot in Brisbane Aust at the moment, shed hot, tools hot and I'm hot. you blokes are lucky!

Cheerio
Ian
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Technical Section / Re: Should I go in
« Last Post by Crashtestdummy on Yesterday at 07:58:27 pm »
Guys maybe I am to critical of the old girl and comparing it to a modern machine.
I am getting so much out of owning her and look forward to a long ownership with all the emotional rides.
Andy
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Technical Section / Re: Should I go in
« Last Post by Crashtestdummy on Yesterday at 07:54:27 pm »
I am using 20/50 but will change it as let you know.
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Technical Section / Re: Should I go in
« Last Post by camman3 on Yesterday at 07:40:52 pm »
What oil are you using in gearbox Andy? and is it correct level?....others may disagree, but I found straight 40, or 20/50 multi grade gives smoother gearbox than 80 grade gear oil, that some say you should use :-\
Graham
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Technical Section / Re: Should I go in
« Last Post by Crashtestdummy on Yesterday at 07:05:01 pm »
Ray again great advice I will try that next time out, I have to fix a puncture first lol. I am getting a great deal of satisfaction from all this as modern bikes have to many gadgets.

Thank you again,
Andy
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Technical Section / Re: Should I go in
« Last Post by timsdad on Yesterday at 06:45:35 pm »
On these old three-speeders, Andy, it's best to let them take their time on the road. If all the gears, and neutral, select easily with a dead engine, with the assistance of rocking the rear wheel to help the dogs engage into each other, then the gearbox is fine. That saved you sixty quid an hour for needless work!

I usually change down these old gearboxes on the road by hooking my heel over the front of the pedal and pulling it upwards. It's easier to go through the longer travel needed on these old pedals compared to the short shifting of more modern bikes.


Ray
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Technical Section / Re: c11g a/r unit
« Last Post by kdm on Yesterday at 04:27:26 pm »
Having a look on Google and can't find any pics of c11g a/r unit, would anyone have a pic taken from front and back of unit?

Hoping to have a go at repairing my unit before getting a replacement cone/shaft done

Thanks Kev
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Technical Section / Re: Should I go in
« Last Post by Crashtestdummy on Yesterday at 04:18:31 pm »
Owen,
Thank you I was beginning to sort of work that out whilst riding, again thank you for all the great advice

Andy
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