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by jimmo
Tue Mar 01, 2011 9:53 pm
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: Clutch won't disengage?
Replies: 4
Views: 558

Re: Clutch won't disengage?

Thanks Sean for your reply. I bought the 5plate Surflex kit from Readspeed as an off the shelf item. Do I need to get thinner steels then - if so where from? When you say cut the crownwheel what do you mean ? Will I need to have it machined down to give the plates room to move? Sorry for all the que...
by jimmo
Tue Mar 01, 2011 9:10 pm
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: Clutch won't disengage?
Replies: 4
Views: 558

Re: Clutch won't disengage?

Its a GP clutch - I only removed the existing 4 plate and replaced with a 5 plate kit. Refitted as usual. Do I need to bend the ears of the lower plate upwards as has previously been mentioned to ease plate release? And I have read here that my have to change to an Li top plate as it's thinner? I di...
by jimmo
Sun Feb 27, 2011 3:01 pm
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: Clutch won't disengage?
Replies: 4
Views: 558

Clutch won't disengage?

Just removed old 4 plate clutch for a 5 plate(Surflex). Took it out for a spin, all ok till a mile from home when the clutch didnt disengage? Why should this happen? - Do I need to modify the clutch basket to take the extra plate? Also will just the springs supplied with the plates surfice or do I f...
by jimmo
Mon Feb 21, 2011 10:03 pm
Forum: Vespa Tech
Topic: PHBH 30mm on T5
Replies: 11
Views: 2964

Re: PHBH 30mm on T5

Had similar problems when I fitted a PHBH on to a MMW2 reedblock on my T5. The carb works fine even thou at a slight angle,but I found that the vibration of the engine against the carb float body/cowling caused the body to wear thou causing a fuel leak - only minor. I eventually changed to a Koso 30...
by jimmo
Sun Feb 20, 2011 9:36 pm
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: Which 5/6 plate clutch?
Replies: 7
Views: 1047

Which 5/6 plate clutch?

Time to upgrade my clutch in the ts1 - which 5/6 plate clutch should I be looking at?

:wtf: :wtf: :wtf:
by jimmo
Sat Feb 12, 2011 8:33 pm
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: Slipping Clutch?
Replies: 3
Views: 580

Slipping Clutch?

Had a blast on my Ts1 today - when the engine is warmed up the clutch seems to slip more so in 4th gear. I only replaced the plates last year and dont do massive miles. I have a 4 plate clutch with px springs within the standard springs. The motor was dyno'd at 21hp with 16 lb torque - am I asking t...
by jimmo
Sun Aug 15, 2010 8:44 pm
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: TS1 not running right?
Replies: 9
Views: 1438

Re: TS1 not running right?

Yep - signs of blowing on the base of the head, but also noticed what I believe to be gearbox oil seeping from around the flywheel?

Only fitted new seals approx 600 miles ago???

Surely both seals cant have gone already?

I'm gonna ring the boys that built it for a chat me thinks
:x
by jimmo
Sat Aug 14, 2010 8:05 pm
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: TS1 not running right?
Replies: 9
Views: 1438

Re: TS1 not running right?

Right - took the engine out of the bike today. Noticed that 4 cylinder head bolts didnt take much to undo with the socket. Removed the barrel and piston and rings ok. Base gasket seems ok - there is no head gasket fitted? - Is this ok? If this is ok , what do I seal the head with against the barrel ...
by jimmo
Sun Aug 08, 2010 3:05 pm
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: Rotten Exhaust
Replies: 3
Views: 678

Re: Rotten Exhaust

Had the same problem with my Taffy down pipe. Give Simon @ B-Race a ring.
He made me up a new one based on the original one which I sent him - Cost me £50.
;)
by jimmo
Sat Aug 07, 2010 10:39 pm
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: Stripped casing threads
Replies: 7
Views: 690

Re: Stripped casing threads

fred wrote:i thought he meant muffler bracket,heliciols good for ali thread repairs.
Yes Fred, its the 3 that hold on the rear bracket for the end can.

So I go for the m6 inserts then?

Should get those on ebay?