Hi everyone, I have just started stripping down my 4lo motor. It was an unknown quantity when I bought the bike last year but in order to stand a chance of getting it on the road this year a start has to be made. First observation is that the crank is completely donald ducked, hideous side play on the rods. Cylinders are of different sizes 1 is +25 and 1 is +50 hopefully they can be sorted. My main question at this time is having taken the clutch basket off there seems to be a lot of end play on the input shaft. Is this something I need to be worried about? I’m sure the answer is on here somewhere but spending more time on the forum than spannering at the moment😂
Hi Steve, thanks for the reply, I was initially concerned because there was a lot of play on the clutch basket which didn’t seem right. One of the thrust washers was missing on the inside of the basket when I dismantled the clutch, but I am talking about 5mm of end play which seems extremely excessive to me. With the issues with the rest of the motor it might be time for a rethink.