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Re: Adjustable mag sprocket

Posted: Mon May 21, 2018 6:05 pm
by cmfalco
david.anderson wrote:I believe this link is what you are after. http://www.mdamotorcycleengineering.com.au/index.html
Thanks for that link. I've contacted them and received a quick reply saying they would get back to me with a price, including shipping, for sending one for my 1928 Ariel to the U.S.

Accurately setting the timing is always a fiddly job because sprockets/gears almost invariably rotate on the taper just a little as the nut is tightened so I welcome the ability make any necessary small adjustment after the fact. Of course, being able to accurately set the timing to a fraction of a degree of any desired value begs the question of precisely what value to accurately set it to, but that's a different (but related) issue.

Re: Adjustable mag sprocket

Posted: Mon May 21, 2018 11:05 pm
by Bob.Murphy
Ian.Taylor wrote: My 31 Norton has No such boss and when you try to remove the sprocket , I get worried that I may break a case trying to get the sprocket off. Lever s behind the sprocket and try to tap the mag shaft is not my idea of fun.


I'm a bit late to the party here, but back in the 1960s I bought a small, simple puller with a slotted beam and three pairs of jaws.

One set was for pulling sprockets and consisted of some round bar with a 'waist' machined into them:


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They fit between the sprocket teeth and spread the load - demonstrated here on a Panther Engine Sprocket (which is a bit big for the puller).


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This arrangement has to be better than levering the sprocket off the taper against the casing!

Bob.

Re: Adjustable mag sprocket

Posted: Mon May 21, 2018 11:16 pm
by nevhunter
Not trying to knock it but with an uneven number of teeth, especially with small sprockets it doesn't work very well. A puller is essential for the mag sprocket. the Ariel ones are fine. I have an old original genuine puller that looks daggy but I couldn't be without it. Nev

Re: Adjustable mag sprocket

Posted: Tue May 22, 2018 12:06 am
by john.whiting
I pulled a Panther sprocket yesterday on a busted engine,big three jaw puller with plenty of grip ,still bent the teeth,and needed a couple of heavy blows against the taper to free it.To the uninitiated ,Panther used no keyway on a 600cc single,relying entirely on a taper to hold if done up tight enough...Now I have to figure how to get the cases apart,they are corroded to the flywheels.