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Posts posted by drewpy

  1. 7 hours ago, finnerz89 said:

    I don't see why you'd need to remove the swingarm to replace the chain 🤔

    probably endless, like I have on mine

  2. 7 hours ago, Snakebite68 said:

    So, my Thunderaces swingarm is starting to seize up (frankly, I was constantly thinking it was my rear tyre that was soft! lol).

    I would like to do the work myself, but I'm skeered! 😰

    I'm off work for a week, is there anyone in the Wakefield area that would like to come over and crawl around a hard garage floor with me to kinda give pointers and second guess me?

    There could well be bacon sandwiches and unlimited cups of tea in it..!


    Basically, since I've never removed a swingarm before, I just don't want to do it on my own in case I get into trouble and can't carry on... 🥺

    if it was last week i could have, but back at work now

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  3. Great evening at Wray bike night.
    Over from Slaidburn it was very foggy so had to ride very carefully. I even saw an owl 🦉 perched on the Misty moor. Spooky
    Ride back via Quernmore, Dunsop bridge and Walley into Sabden. Sun was out then and very pleasant through the country lanesIMG_3848.JPGIMG_3838.JPG


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  4. great first post.


    no idea what bike you're referring to, who did the work or even if it clears when stopped?

    Pop over to the new members section and say hello, that's good netiquette (yes we are grumpy barstewards) :)

  5. 8 hours ago, Cynic said:

    Ah so the starter runs through the gearbox. Schematics were a bit vague. Showed the kicker and the starter separately. 

    Could be starter related then? 

    not seen the schematics only what yam did to the 250/400

    on them, the starter uses a chain to the crank.


  6. 2 hours ago, Cynic said:


    Also, i dont get how messing with the clutch affects the kick start, the crank and clutch basket are constant mesh, the kickstart drives the outer ring of the basket. You could take the clutch pressure plate, friction and steel plates out entirely and she would still start on the kicker.

    If its like the xs400/250 you need the clutch engaged to turn the engine over. If I pull in the clutch I get no drive to the engine

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