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Comet gear lever

Tom Gaynor

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I have two of these, but the one with the best spline has a fairly clumsy metal "foot" bolted on. Since the levers look like cast ally, presumably it would be relatively simple to carve a new foot and have it TIG or MIG welded in place, but I've neither seen nor read of it being done. Is it more difficult that it looks? Or should I try to get out more?
 

clevtrev

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I have two of these, but the one with the best spline has a fairly clumsy metal "foot" bolted on. Since the levers look like cast ally, presumably it would be relatively simple to carve a new foot and have it TIG or MIG welded in place, but I've neither seen nor read of it being done. Is it more difficult that it looks? Or should I try to get out more?

Remember that when you weld aluminium, you lose 30% of it`s strength, and it is not reheatreatable.
 

Robert Watson

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Ya, but if you are welding it out at the foot end, it isn't too critical, not like welding at near the splined end anyway.. I welded the foot end of the rear bake pedal/lever on a Velo thruxton, and although not seen too much use, I have pressed hard on it with my size 11's and didn't manage to break it. Maybe Tom likes to really stomp those gear changes!!
 

Hugo Myatt

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I have been searching for a correct Comet gear lever for years and so it seems have a number of other Comet owners. The point is how many of us need this part? Is there sufficient demand to persuade the Spares Co. to manufacture a batch? My lone pleas in the past have been unsuccessful.

Hugo
 

Len Matthews

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Agreed Hugo. I was in need of the Burman gear lever for a Comet, rang Draganfly at Bungay, was assured they had one, drove to Bungay to collect, then discovered that the one they showed me had smaller splines-clearly not for a BAP box-wasted journey! Please spares suppliers, get some new ones made!
 

John Smith-Daye

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Are you sure it was Bungay you drove to Len......................?

(Ask Len for further details re this comment!)
 

Hugo Myatt

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Agreed Hugo. I was in need of the Burman gear lever for a Comet, rang Draganfly at Bungay, was assured they had one, drove to Bungay to collect, then discovered that the one they showed me had smaller splines-clearly not for a BAP box-wasted journey! Please spares suppliers, get some new ones made!

Len,

For years Draganfly had a Burman display card with various Burman parts wired on to it including what looked suspiciously like a Comet gearlever. Unfortunately this display card was hung very high up on a wall. I was never able to persuade them to get it down to let me look, let alone to buy it. I wonder if that is the one they showed you?

Hugo
 

Hugo Myatt

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Buman Gearlever

Agreed Hugo. I was in need of the Burman gear lever for a Comet, rang Draganfly at Bungay, was assured they had one, drove to Bungay to collect, then discovered that the one they showed me had smaller splines-clearly not for a BAP box-wasted journey! Please spares suppliers, get some new ones made!

Len,

For years Draganfly had a Burman display card with various Burman parts wired on to it including what looked suspiciously like a Comet gearlever. Unfortunately this display card was hung very high up on a wall. I was never able to persuade them to get it down to let me look, let alone to buy it. I wonder if that is the one they showed you?

Hugo
 
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