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Why we call it "inspection"...

Discussion in 'Norton Commando Motorcycles (Classic)' started by concours, Jan 8, 2018.

  1. Hortons Norton

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    I might consider removing all of the RTV from the mating points of the center bolt? I can't see how it can snug the two covers together with that on there. Just my thoughts.
     
  2. cyclegeezer

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    My usual bodge for that joint is an appropriately sized o-ring, which gets squished into the gap between the bolt and inner case, and sandwiched between the mating surfaces. Works for me.
     
  3. Fast Eddie

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    With the addition of a small chamfer to the hole, that would seem a good fix to me.
     
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  4. Fast Eddie

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    Concours, is this black stuff you’ve applied in the pic below silicone sealant?

    If so, isn’t it going to break / tear when you adjust the gearbox?


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  5. concours

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    Yes.
    No. The adjustment amount is very small. I watched it.
     
  6. concours

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    The uncured RTV simply squishes out as it’s tightened.
     
  7. swooshdave

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    And people wonder why a dry primary is nice...
     
  8. concours

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    Some of us wonder why anyone finds a (nearly eternal ) bathed in oil enclosed chain, buttery smooth clutch & cool stator is so hard to handle.
    My opinion of the dry belt drive system is that it CREATES more problems than it solves. But, hey, that would be hijacking/derailing...o_O
     
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  9. Fast Eddie

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    Indeed... cooling the stator, and perhaps even providing lubrication in cases of mild contact between rotor and stator, are two positives of oil that I have recently been contemplating...
     
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  10. Hortons Norton

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    Just never seen anything like that mess before.
     
  11. swooshdave

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    If you have contact between the rotor and stator the oil won't help you. There should only be enough oil in the chain case to lightly lube the chain. Any oil on the rotor will be flung out.

    You also shouldn't see oil coming out the mainshaft area, if you do it's either way too much oil or the seal is shot.
     
  12. concours

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    Lol, it looks unsightly as hell...
    But, the good news is, it’s inside the case, where no one sees it.
    Tough crowd..
    OTOH, I do it on 3/4 million dollar machine tools, to seal up a poorly designed leaking oil/coolant devices, and everyone is happy...

    Besides...
    Not recommending anyone do the things I do...
    Just sharing, for those posters who’ve bemoaned leaks... this has worked for me 32,000 miles, and that’s all I’m saying.
     
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  13. concours

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    Inaccurate.
    The sliding sheet metal/felt is a bad joke.
     
  14. concours

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    The outside gets wiped clean...:p 9CD0AB8E-9FAB-49D0-9967-72A97DFCCE23.jpeg
     
  15. concours

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    8B8BB80B-D5C1-43DB-B0D9-2B64EA36D305.jpeg Here it is, WAY OVER FILLED, to the delight of chain, clutch, hub bearing & stator.
     
  16. concours

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    Oil pump key was bitched up, as was the timing cover crank seal circlip groove. If only these old engines could speak...
     
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  17. concours

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  18. concours

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    Brand new oil can to prime the crankshaft.

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  19. concours

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    Remember to remove all your plugs....
    o_O
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  20. gortnipper

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    The filter will catch that... lol
     
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