Swinging Arm & Battery Carrier

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Re: Swinging Arm & Battery Carrier

Postby clanger9 » Wed Aug 22, 2018 4:36 pm

Are you sure that's a Lightweight swingarm? 't other end looks different to mine...
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Re: Swinging Arm & Battery Carrier

Postby Martin.S » Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:54 pm

Well thanks for your help here, Ozmadman, The width of the flat face on the spindle is a lot wider than Clangers and the plain diameter is too wide - it's got to come out.
Clanger, I think yours looks like mine doesn't it? - you boy at the back - stop sniggering !

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Re: Swinging Arm & Battery Carrier

Postby Duncan » Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:27 pm

Martin, it may be worth checking out the parts advert dated 13th July.

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Re: Swinging Arm & Battery Carrier

Postby Martin.S » Wed Aug 22, 2018 11:24 pm

Thanks Duncan - E mail sent.
Clanger - just been out to the garage and yes they look the same although the little tube I gather is for the chain guard on mine is a little longer.

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Re: Swinging Arm & Battery Carrier

Postby clanger9 » Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:52 am

Martin.S wrote:Clanger - just been out to the garage and yes they look the same although the little tube I gather is for the chain guard on mine is a little longer.


Excellent. I couldn't quite tell from the photos. Very strange that someone's fitted the wrong shaft!
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Re: Swinging Arm & Battery Carrier

Postby Martin.S » Sun Jan 27, 2019 1:07 pm

I've got this incorrect spindle out and will get a new one ordered.
Has anyone fitted one themselves? I presume the flat for the cotter pin is a right angles to the center line of the swinging arms length but what is the fitted length and was the spindle originally brazed or welded in? - and how did you set it up?
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Re: Swinging Arm & Battery Carrier

Postby bitza » Sun Jan 27, 2019 2:05 pm

Could it be the thread is to adjust the side play/ float before you fit and tighten the cotter.

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Re: Swinging Arm & Battery Carrier

Postby Martin.S » Sun Jan 27, 2019 4:20 pm

No the cotter pin flat was in the wrong place.

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Re: Swinging Arm & Battery Carrier

Postby Martin.S » Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:14 am

Just read this article and all makes sense - http://test.ajs-matchless.com/forum/vie ... ac#p100411

I'll assemble all the bits and get it all parallel and then tack weld it before welding proper. I was thinking of perhaps making up a spacer to replicate the frame to get the spacing of the two arms correct. When making the spacer do I allow for the felt washers?

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Re: Swinging Arm & Battery Carrier

Postby cbranni » Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:34 am

Martin, I believe the cotter pin fixing allows for some movement of the arm along the spindle so the important thing is to align both arms parallel and cotter pin fitted before welding, once welded and assembled with felt washers nip up the cotter pin and tap the cotter pinned arm inwards to take up any side to side play then fully tighten the cotter pin.

How I did mine if my memory is correct but it was 50 years ago so I could be wrong.

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