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|Thread: Thrust washer|
Its a BSA C15
The 83-1234 isn't a proper part number, I was just using it for an example.
Muzzer I'm a truck driver not an engineer, when you can reverse a fully loaded artic into the mill bays at Avonmouth mill and not fall into the dock without asking a truck driver how to do it then come and talk to me
The reason I'm a moderator has nothing to do with engineering and a lot more to do with the fact that I'm good at computers
Edited By Wolfie on 11/11/2016 17:01:10
OK thanks guys I understand thrust washers now.
I'm working from diagrams that aren't much more than parts lists so all I have is a picture with numbers on, and a list to check the numbers against thus part 86-1234 is a thrust washer.
So the next question is then if part number 86-1234 is missing, how the hell do I find out what it was made of??
Edited By Wolfie on 11/11/2016 16:56:03
|Ok I'm doing my first motorcycle restoration, it's basically a practice run and learning curve. I keep running across references to thrust washers and they look like normal 'round thing with a hole in' washers. I was trying to find out why they had this special name, what differentiated them from normal washers which in a lot of cases appear to do the same job.
For instance if I come across a missing one, can I simply replace it with a steel washer??|
Edited By Wolfie on 07/11/2016 13:49:57
So in effect, its a sorta flat bearing?
Thankyou this makes it quite clear. It was the requirement for it to be self lubricating which was the sticking point, I couldn't quite work out what made them any different from any other washer but now I know why!
Edited By Wolfie on 06/11/2016 12:48:21
OK so how does simply putting a washer on a shaft create this counter force? Wont it just slide on the shaft?
OK can anyone explain to me in words of one syllable what a thrust washer is?
If you talk about 'axial forces' you will have already lost me lol
Thanks lads, again things become a bit clearer
Thankyou lads some excellent info there
Yes I was going to buy not make, I need a couple of motorcycle stand return springs. I don't have one of the originals
How do you 'tune' a bike or an engine? I mean you would think that it was at its best when it came out the factory. So what does 'tuning' actually mean as in what do you physically do?
OK chaps, in words of one syllable for my benefit...
Carburettors, how is it they can differ??
OK I understand that a carb mixes fuel and air to send to the cylinder. It does so in a narrow part of the carb which ups the air pressure or summat so that you can squirt in the fuel through a jet to atomise it.
1. Why do they have more than one jet? And what difference does different sizes of jet make?
2. What difference do different size carburettors make?
3. What difference does the length of the needle make?
And anything else anyone may care to add. Not much then
Edited By Wolfie on 29/04/2016 18:50:04
OK springs. If I want to buy a spring, one that isn't in my Acme box of assorted springs, what do I ask for?
OK I guess I can say x long and y in diameter and say whether it pulls or pushes, but what about strength?? I need one that will hold something up, but won't be too strong to be moved by a fairly light push.
How do I describe that. Is there a unit of springiness??
|Thread: Plating nuts and bolts|
I'm in a very rural part of North Yorkshire, there isn't much round here so home plating would suit.
Yeah it was Gaterous I was looking at.
How thin is the layer of zinc/nickel? I mean does it mess threads up?
And what's best, zinc or nickel. And how long does it take? Do you have to do one bolt at a time?
Edited By Wolfie on 27/01/2016 09:28:52
I want to tidy up the rusty nuts and bolts coming off my C15 project. Have heard about zinc or nickel plating.
Anyone have any experience of either?? I don't really want to go down the stainless steel route as its expensive and I'm not likely to be riding in poor weather.
|Thread: Italian Motorcycles.|
You can do motorbike orienteering???
|Thread: Thread Lock|
That was exactly the information I was after, thanks Ketan
What you mean by blue/red/green??
Whats the best thread lock to get??
I know people say Loctite, but when you look theres dozens of different types!
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