Balls

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Balls

Postby mikeydpippin » Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:54 am

Almost finished me 63 G80 starts and runs well, clutch operates and gears select as it should but.......
If engine running and in gear with clutch lever in its very difficult to pull the bike backwards to reverse it.
All the other bikes had a Ball clutch part no. 040031 where’s this one didn’t also this one had 11 plates total and I’ve rebuilt with 9 total (4 of each and a friction plate).
I,m guessing without the ball the clutch doesn’t completely separate thus causing the problem.
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Re: Balls

Postby SPRIDDLER » Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:07 am

mikeydpippin wrote: I’ve rebuilt with 9 total (4 of each and a friction plate).

I'm not being pedantic, Mickeydrippin, but just to clarify and to avoid going off on a wild goose chase, do you mean 4 plain and 4 friction plates plus a pressure plate?
There should a ball at the kickstart end of the clutch thrust rod.
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Re: Balls

Postby mikeydpippin » Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:21 am

Yes that’s correct Nev, I have a spares diagram but can’t upload at the moment, will try later.
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Re: Balls

Postby SPRIDDLER » Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:23 am

No need, I can view the archive docs.
There should be a ball at the kickstart end of the clutch thrust rod.
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