Eye Bolt Huntmaster Gearbox

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Re: Eye Bolt Huntmaster Gearbox

Postby graylee » Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:37 pm

Ok, sounds good.
I have just checked my primary chain tension and it looks good. I think there might be a bit too much oil in there though.

It comes to the top of the chain on the bottom run of the chain, if that makes sense? In other words where the chain runs at the bottom of the chain case. It is just covering the chain.
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Re: Eye Bolt Huntmaster Gearbox

Postby Mick D » Thu Sep 19, 2019 5:10 pm

Hi Lee

Can't really help with the level question - my FH is still under restoration. When I get to the point of filling the chain case I plan to fill it until the chain is just dipping, (around 1/8"), into the oil based on my experience with other marques.

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Re: Eye Bolt Huntmaster Gearbox

Postby pete.collings » Thu Sep 19, 2019 5:16 pm

If tightening the adjuster nut once the primary chain is at the correct tension, always tighten it so that it cannot be pulled back by the rear chain, from memory this means any gap in the nut is to the back of the bike. Otherwise, the higher pull of the rear chain will overtighten the primary chain and slacken the rear chain

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Re: Eye Bolt Huntmaster Gearbox

Postby JohnnyBeckett » Thu Sep 19, 2019 5:50 pm

HI Their is oil level pug near the bottom of the chain case below the the filler pug take out the lower pug and see if oil comes out i think were the oil is ok

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Re: Eye Bolt Huntmaster Gearbox

Postby graylee » Thu Sep 19, 2019 5:57 pm

Hi Johnny,
Having searched through the forum it looks like the oil level plug is a bit high and the chain should, as Mick says, just dip into the oil. Sounds like mine has too much in anyway. Now I need to search as to how you drain some off...
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Re: Eye Bolt Huntmaster Gearbox

Postby dave.owen » Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:03 pm

Re oil level, fill to level then tip bike to left at 45 degree's.
Let surplus oil come out, when upright oil is at required level.
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Re: Eye Bolt Huntmaster Gearbox

Postby graylee » Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:10 pm

Thanks Dave! Will do.
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Re: Eye Bolt Huntmaster Gearbox

Postby Mick D » Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:34 pm

Hi

My primary chain case has a drain plug, is this not normal?

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Re: Eye Bolt Huntmaster Gearbox

Postby JohnnyBeckett » Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:00 pm

HI Mick their is a drain pug under the bottom primary chain case

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Re: Eye Bolt Huntmaster Gearbox

Postby pappleton » Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:18 pm

Hi Lee,
Ariel primarys are self leveling. If there's too much it will let you know by throwing it out of the big hole in the back where the gearbox mainshaft enters the cases. This results in oil on the rear tyre - and anything else to the rear of the primarys. Ask how I know. Daves advice is spot on
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