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Clutch fork attachments

PostPost by: William2 » Wed Mar 12, 2014 6:42 pm

I am about to reassemble the clutch fork and release bearing assembly and I believe this can be a bit tricky. I think the only thing I would appreciate clarification on are the 2 spring clips. One end of each clip is bent round in more of a circle than the other. Which end goes in the clutch fork and which in the release bearing carrier?
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PostPost by: TroonSprint » Wed Mar 12, 2014 6:58 pm

I agree it is a bit muddling on first acquaintance, so I took a couple of photos. I hope they are a help.

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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:08 pm

The more curly bit goes into the bearing carrier,the less curly bit into the arm...

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PostPost by: William2 » Thu Mar 13, 2014 9:03 am

Thanks for your help gentlemen. You wouldn't want to get it wrong and everything to come apart with all the engine back in!
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Thu Mar 13, 2014 9:14 am

Check for wear on the curly springs where they locate,mine were replaced last time I had the box out and now they're nearly worn through......cheap copies..shiny thin material...managed to get good replacements...thicker and darker.

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PostPost by: CBUEB1771 » Sun Mar 16, 2014 3:50 pm

The proper arrangement is also illustrated in the workshop manual.
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