Geoff said:Does anyone in uk have source for 140 oil
Geoff said:I find the only way to do it is to forget the nipple & remove end cap & pour it in with bike on its side. Does anyone in uk have source for 140 oil> I have been using chainsaw oil which is a bit thinner but lasts 12 months between fillings
I need to get some of the EP140 oil into the swinging arm of my Commando. I haven't got an oil gun to force this in through the nipple, is there any other method to achieve this?
mkjen said:My '74 Mark IIA only has the swing arm spindle locking bolt and even if I got it out, I don't think there is room to put it back in. How do you remove the swing arm end plug to add oil? Was the grease nipple installed in the end plug?
mkjen said:Tpeever, what I meant was that without removing the rear wheel, I wouldn't be able to get my hand in there to start the spindle bolt.
Is what you suggest like the Old Brits article on removing the Mark III welsh plugs?
Geoff said:I am not sure about usng EP gear oils as they do attack some kinds of plain bearings,
Michael A. said:Can some of you guys who have worked on the swing arm of a Mk2 with the grease fitting on the RH side explain what is involved to stop a leak at this point?
Specifically, can the o-rings (which I assume are the cause of the leak) be replaced with the arm basically in place? The factory manual is not clear on this, they address it in the context of removing the power unit and the swing arm.
mkjen said:How thick are the righthand Welch plug and felts? I'm going to add a nipple but don't want to drill and tap too deep and hit something expensive.