Youre doing excellent work with what you have! Neat and elegant...
Thanks Charlie, but 'elegant' isn't quite the first word
that comes to mind, looking at that thingy
....as always. I hope nothing bad happened in the gearbox, A whole lotta' heavy metal and rock and roll is going on in there but it shouldn't jump out of gear. The third gear dogs can become a little rounded and loose their ability to grip properly, that's usual but something more sinister could have happened like main axle bent or the outgoing ball bearing have gotten more play than it should have. Hash gearchange, torque power or oval sprockets puts tremendous stress on the outer bearing. A check would be if the chain sprocket is wobbling or if there is excessive play in the axle. Bearing play and main axle internal play might only be possible to be felt with the chain off. Play can be felt at the starter gear that is fastened on the main axle (maybe difficult with the electric starter on) but a bent main axle might be felt if you push a finger on the chain when the engine is idling and gear in neutral.
Thanks for all your advise.
I checked it....can't seam to find anything wrong.
BTW, I just don't think my riding this thing will screw the box.
As I understand it the box is more or less identical to the one on the big Chiefs
which has way more torque and power than my bike, so it should be OK.
Hi Lars, regarding gearchange, Moen's probably told you..
....yep and I told myself..ha ha.
I had that box assembled and disassembled about 8 time when I build the bike
so I am aware of the ball-mechanism.
The thing is, as you point out , that it's almost impossible to get to.
On my bike, maybe even harder than on the original, as I have
non-original engine/gear-box mount plates.
but have you thought about winding in the threaded tube that holds the gear selector ball in place by spring pressure? You'll need a 1" spanner & it's a pain to get into as it's halfway up the box between the engine plates.
Thanks Chris for your advise and the nifty pics !
I've be going through the bike from a to z
and one thing I did find was that .......aaaaaruuugh...not AGAIN:....
under the distributor cap I found bits of bakelite and fine brass-'dust'
...the ignition distributor rotor had been bumping into the little brass thingies
inside the cap and knocked a piece of itself off in the process
those rotors are just crap !!!
They simply do NOT fit the shaft they go on...the 'hole' doesn't fit
and the notch inside the 'hole' doesn't fit,
so the poor thing is floating about sideways, up, down and tilting.
The result: it knocks into the brass thingies and in the process it disintegrates
and the rivet breaks loose
Here's the first one I ran last year
..here's the second or third or whatever...I guess I've been through 7 or eight of these horrible things
( disregard the blue lines etc. )
First file back the brass thingies ever so slightly
..massage in a lump of JB-Weld into the 'hole' in the rotor
..lube the shaft onto which it goes , with WD-40 ( acting as a 'casting lubrication' )
..force down the rotor over the shaft....let it sit for just a little while
..lift it up....now it has a shape 'inside' that actually fits the shaft
..let the JB-Weld harden
..glue ! the bloody thing to the shaft
The motor-home is still ( AAAAAAAARRRRGHHHH ! ) in red-tape hell.
Had to extend the pick-up truck rental.
Truck is loaded...ready to leave.
I'll leave Santa Fe, together with my friend down here David,
at 5 o'clock tomorrow morning -----------> Bonneville here we come !!!
Looking forward to see a bunch of you guys
and to set ( knock on wood ) a better record !
"Winning isnīt everything, but the will to win is everything