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Hi All, a few weeks ago i posted a thread about my chain snapping and the damage it caused to the gearbox castings. Well, just returned from a couple of weeks holiday and thought i would update, i have attached pictures showing the gearbox out, the new plate etc, hoping to fit it back in tonight.
will update as i go. :)
 

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What was the cause of the chain to snap? What were the conditions at the time of the malfunction and what do you attribute the break to?

Lorenzo
 

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Hi all, cheers for the kind words,
if you check out the above thread thats been posted you can get an idea what happened, not 100% sure though.

Update: Put the gearbox in last night, what a job, the old plate had the original bearings pressed in and most where blind holes, spent hours carefully cutting the old plate to release them. :ahhh: :bash: All went well and it works, well....by hand, yet to put the clutch in. The neutral light is AOK, which can be broken if not enough attention is taken. I was well pleased to get it in, so i cracked open a bottle of Jamesons :yo: and spent the rest of the eve in the garden chatting to the missus....super.......But my head hurts today. :bash:
I took some pics but left the camera behind so will post tomorrow.
 

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While you got the clutch basket out, you might as well go for a slipper clutch setup.

A slipper clutch is on my wish list, as I hate engine braking and having the rear wheels lock up when dropping a couple of gears quickly.
 

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Nice idea, I dont ride it enough or even hard enough to justify, cant wait to ride it again.
 

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Well, all back together now, for the 3rd time :cry: , I put it together on saturday, started and then promptly watched all the oil spit out over the floor!!! :barfalot: there was a cross drilling that was not plugged on the side of the new casting, so out it came agian, i have now got a complete geabox and clutch strip and rebuild down to 1 hour! :bash:
Anyway, she's back together and my first long ride was this morning.........she is so sweet! :love: :D
I have posted a few pics, the exhaust tips re-anodised in a shinny silver too so showing them off as well. :)
Chris
 

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Nice one Chris, who did your anodising as I was thinking of having mine done, and did they have large range of colours?
 

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Hi Mike, i have a friend who has a machine shop, he uses an anodiser in brighton, not sure of their name i will find out. He has all the colours and charged just £8 for the lot including stripping off the old colour!!! I think that was at cost so it will be more expensive to approach normally, i would look through your yellow pages for a local anodiser they are around.good luck
Chris
 

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Yes they spoil the a*se on many a bike over here, you can get small version but the police :2up: are clamping down lately, I do have a 'show' plate but not legal. They also hate loud pipes and dark visors and will fine you accordingly!
hohum.
 
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