Posted by Andy C on April 10, 2022, 9:26 am
This bike is really pushing it's luck. |
I was starting to get used to riding it, and actully quite enjoying it, however yesterday as I was literally a 100 yards or so from home the clutch started slipping, and by the time I reached my drive, I had no drive to the rear wheel at all.
Anyone who knows these bikes knows that the clutch is held onto the crank via a taper, and the clutch centre nut being tightened up correctly keeps it held on the taper.
Well mine let go of the taper despite the nut being done up correctly and everything being degreased prior to assembly.
Pulling it apart, the taper on the crank has just a few marks on it, but the taper in the clutch hub is beyond replair - guess it is softer material than the crank.
The handbook recommends that if you have issues in this area then you can use a little fine grinding paste to remove any surface imperfections, or some very fine emery.
No problem with doing that, but I cant see why it hapenned in the first place as the crank and clutch tapers looked in good shape when I put it together, and I tigtened the centre nut correctly.
Guess I'll have to check / double check when I re assemble with a new clutch hub.
Who needs a signature anyway......