Thanks M!ckFrom what I can gather, the bush should be 1/2" long, yours looks a lot shorter than that - you do wonder!
Hi BrianHi Eli,
That new first gear pinion bush is so much longer than the old one! Should be a whole lot better fit on the shaft. Regarding the main shaft in the picture, I must admit to not having done this myself yet, but from what I have seen of the procedure in the manual (see Fig D7) you have to assemble the cluster of gears and both the shafts on the inner cover then feed the assembly into the box together. So basically you may have trouble if the main shaft is already pushed home before fitting the rest.
Looks as though there's enough thread for the special nut and tab washer. It should pull up tight once the nut is torqued correctly: the distance piece won't let it come any further.Thanks, I got it all assembled OK but I'm not sure if I've pressed the mainshaft in enough
Thanks BrianLooks as though there's enough thread for the special nut and tab washer. It should pull up tight once the nut is torqued correctly: the distance piece won't let it come any further.
Thanks AndyHi Eli, I use grease when reassembling a gearbox and never had a lube problem that I know of.
That mainshaft stickout looks about right IIRC. The nut and tab washer are thinner than usual.
All looks OK from what I can see. Assemble it dry and see if you get some sort of gear changes OK - may not be perfect as the box likes to be driven, but you should get an idea if it's going to work.
If it seems to change OK, assemble it and add EP90, or whatever Stuart suggests.
going to follow @StuartMac 's advice and run a modern gearbox oil
Rather than risking contaminating expensive synthetic gearbox oil with dead dino juice, put some of the gearbox oil in the bushes?Should I put a bit of grease inside the bronze bushes
Thanks StuartHi Eli,
Rather than risking contaminating expensive synthetic gearbox oil with dead dino juice, put some of the gearbox oil in the bushes?
Hi ChrisHi Eli,
Did you remember to re-seal the gearbox sprocket splines with silicon sealant when you installed the sprocket? Gearbox oil can leak along the splines. If you look at the pics in your posts 290 & 299 I think there are remnants of sealant where the PO has done it.
Thanks ChrisYou've made several good decisions along the way with this bike Eli, this is another instance.