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by tony.barnett
Wed May 30, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Clutch Adjuster
Replies: 20
Views: 1622

Re: Clutch Adjuster

PeterW wrote:Pic from Motor Cycling

Clutch.PNG


I guess the thread is designed to be quite tight when new. If the hex is turning but the base section is not maybe add a locknut?


That's a good idea. I'll see if there is space.
by tony.barnett
Wed May 30, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Clutch Adjuster
Replies: 20
Views: 1622

Re: Clutch Adjuster

The hex should be trapped in the lever and that stops it turning, Perhaps the earlier arm uses a bigger bolt or that one has worn or spread. The fit in the aluminium cover can become excessive, too. If you rebush it, take care to keep it on the correct centre for best operation. Nev . Yes - the hex...
by tony.barnett
Wed May 30, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Clutch Adjuster
Replies: 20
Views: 1622

Re: Clutch Adjuster

ian.scott wrote:I have just checked mine and there should be a ball bearing in the adjuster, so I am certain that it is missing in your case which will cause the adjuster to be dragged round with the pushrod.

Ian


Its not missing - the ball is there.
by tony.barnett
Tue May 29, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Clutch Adjuster
Replies: 20
Views: 1622

Re: Clutch Adjuster

ian.scott wrote:
clutch lever 004.jpg
This is how my 35 clutch release works.

Ian


Yes. Mine too. The hex head you can see in your picture is forcing itself round. As John said - something must be driving it. I'll check the pushrod isn't bent and if not a lather of moly grease and see how it goes.
by tony.barnett
Tue May 29, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Clutch Adjuster
Replies: 20
Views: 1622

Re: Clutch Adjuster

It must be getting dragged around by the pushrod........check the pushrod isnt bent inside the mainshaft....also shouldnt drag when the clutch is engaged...Try some molygrease on all the contacting/ rotating parts....if the pushrod is soft steel,it wont harden,and needs replacing with a hardenable ...
by tony.barnett
Mon May 28, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Clutch Adjuster
Replies: 20
Views: 1622

Re: Clutch Adjuster

ian.scott wrote:Its more likely the pushrod ends aren't hardened, you just need heat the end on a gas stove till red hot then quech it in oil.

Ian


Would that cause the adjuster to turn Ian? Pushrod seems fine...
by tony.barnett
Mon May 28, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Clutch Adjuster
Replies: 20
Views: 1622

Re: Clutch Adjuster

simon.holyfield wrote:There should be a ball bearing inside that adjuster. If it's not greasy it will fall out - I think that would cause the adjuster to bind on the end of the pushrod.

Have a look. It's 1/4" I think.


It has a ball bearing.
by tony.barnett
Mon May 28, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Clutch Adjuster
Replies: 20
Views: 1622

Re: Clutch Adjuster

Forgot to say - its a BA box.
by tony.barnett
Mon May 28, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Clutch Adjuster
Replies: 20
Views: 1622

Clutch Adjuster

Morning Wondering if anyone has a fix for this - the clutch on my 38 VH has been adjusting itself. I noticed that the free play in the clutch cable was disappearing and no matter how I set it up it did the same thing. It turns out that the adjuster bolt that sits on the end of the pushrod was turnin...
by tony.barnett
Mon May 28, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Bike registration MOT exempt?
Replies: 8
Views: 865

Re: Bike registration MOT exempt?

Of course, if you are a club member then your Archivist will help with the process. Worth the cost of membership I would suggest.

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