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Gears advice.

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Gears advice.

Postby Danbretta » Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:30 am

Hi,
I'm after a bit of advice, I've just taken the side case of my engine to adjust the chain. After a quick fiddle and poke about I've seen there's play in the gear. Now I don't know if there's too much play or whether there shouldn't be any at all. This scooter was imported as a runner and left in my garage for over a year while I found the time to repair body damage. I was hoping to catch the last of the decent weather on it but do you think an engine strip down is needed?
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Re: Gears advice.

Postby Danbretta » Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:31 am

I'm trying to upload a video of the gear movement...
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Re: Gears advice.

Postby Danbretta » Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:34 am

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Re: Gears advice.

Postby daniel whiteley » Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:38 am

Errrrrrrmmmmm yes
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Re: Gears advice.

Postby steve t » Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:43 pm

Yes that needs a good case of looking at recommend stickys book if you haven't already got it could just be a case of gear box shimming or something more sinister any way it needs sorting before it legs you up it won't fix itself :lol:
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Re: Gears advice.

Postby Jim Rose » Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:05 pm

Check that the back plate hasn't come loose that will give you play in the gearbox and is a quick fix
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Re: Gears advice.

Postby rossclark » Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:03 pm

Agree with the above, chain is probably Ok and it also looks like the clutch top plate has bee rubbing on the kickstart shaft.
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Re: Gears advice.

Postby Danbretta » Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:42 pm

You are spot on, on further inspection the kick start shaft has been rubbing. Looks like I'll have to start stripping bits back and seeing what's hidden underneath. Wasn't looking forward to this but needs must and all that.
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Re: Gears advice.

Postby dickie » Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:19 pm

Drop the motor. Do it on a bench. Piece of piss and the most enjoyable part of lambretta ownership IMHO.
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Re: Gears advice.

Postby Danbretta » Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:50 pm

I'll give it a go. Not worked on one of these before I'm new to lambretta ownership.
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Re: Gears advice.

Postby steve t » Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:36 pm

As I mentioned above buy stickys book or wait till end of month and buy version 3 if you ant already got it you'll not go far wrong also plenty of good advice on here
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Re: Gears advice.

Postby Danbretta » Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:38 pm

I have the second edition and I'll no doubt get the 3rd when it comes out later in the month. I've ordered the tools for the job so I'll stuck into it this weekend.
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