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Clutch Drum Play


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There's a small amount of play on my clutch drum. When you rock it the primary chain wheel has about 0.5mm sideways movement at the chain when viewed through the dynamo cover ET63. Is this within tolerance, or should it be looked at? There's no play on the mainshaft so I'm guessing that it would be the PD22 bush which is responsible.


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Unless you have a problem with grabbing on take-up or a rattle which quietens when pulling-in I would reckon to leave well alone. Mine has been like this for years.
Leave well alone!
how many Vincent owners ever do that!
Never has any group of people praised a designer more and tried to alter his design more often

Black Flash

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Hello Vibrac,
i fully agree about the brilliant design and why people have the urge to change it.

Well isn't that most of the fun about owing a Vincent? there are riders (like Jack Barker who has seen the world on his Vincent) and there are people like me who do not have the time (me) and the money ( me as well) to do extensive travelling. Still I love my bike and I love to modify it, maybe simply because I hardly have the time to use it and believe me, it can be very extolling if there is no oil dripping out of your valvelifter cable entry.

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