Main Motorcycle: Triton 650
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Isle of Wight, UK
Thanks Mr Pete, that is what I call lateral thinking!
Will investigate what local platers can do, and give some thought to the metal.
Initial thoughts are zinc/copper too soft, don't know hardness of cadmium, maybe nickel would be ok, got an idea chrome needs primer layers. Just guessing.
Much food for thought.
I had been thinking of loctite, with worried doubts, thinking of the alternating loadings of the cam pinions working on the slight wobble that the spindle has in the case and fretting away at the loctite.
The spindle is "supported" rather loosely (maybe a oouple of thou clearance at a guess) by the hole in the timing cover boss, how good a fit is this meant to be?
I have wanted to think that the spindle loosened because of the worn cam bushes, but the timing bushes are only moderately worn, so I'm having some difficulty convincing myself of this. The bush in the centre of the pinion allows a little rocking on the spindle, so perhaps is worn beyond 1.5 thou, but I wouldn't have thought it horrendous (but will be replaced as matter of course, with cam bushes). Cam journals (timing side 0.8723-0.8725" ok I think, drive side 0.8080-0.8085" just ok I think).
I'd like to understand why it's happened, for peace of mind!
Any thoughts much appreciated