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Removal of Burman Clutch - 1950 Comet

Pharquarx

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I am in the process of installing the modified clutch from Conways. I have the chain cover case off and the chain removed. The existing Burman clutch is not coming off easily. Before I go any further, is the existing clutch removed as an assembly with the help of a gear puller, or, do I have to disassemble as I go. Yes, I have all of the references, but alas, no hint as to the way to approach this.
Thanks in advance as always,
 

sidmadrid

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The clutch has an end cover with four mushroom headed nut type things showing. you undo these with a screwdriver as best you can.
These hold the cluth springs which should flop out. The end cover will now drop off. In the depths of that you will find a big nut which is holding the cluth assembily to the gear box mainshaft. When you undo that nut the rest of the clutch will come off. A pneumatic air wrench will make life easy for that.
There is a poor diagram in hptt://www.myvincent.co.uk/mechanics/mechtrans.php which may or may not enlighten you.

Did you get fitting instructions with your new clutch?
 

indianken

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Pharquarx,
Here is a helpful web sight.

http://archives.jampot.dk/Technical/Transmission/Burman_Clutch_rebuild.pdf

Ken Smith




I am in the process of installing the modified clutch from Conways. I have the chain cover case off and the chain removed. The existing Burman clutch is not coming off easily. Before I go any further, is the existing clutch removed as an assembly with the help of a gear puller, or, do I have to disassemble as I go. Yes, I have all of the references, but alas, no hint as to the way to approach this.
Thanks in advance as always,
 

Piston Pete

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VOC Member
There is ,of course ,an easier way ....just ride the bike untill the centre splines wear out .....then the clutch will come off by itself !!! This I know .The Conways Kit is great , well made with great back- up .
 

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