detent or not detent that is question

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  1. bigprop

    bigproploud and alive

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    today the investigation of the dreaded jumping out of gear began.Feeling nervous as never attempting a task like this before and not knowing if i was going to have to remortgage the house if the result was bad.
    Slowly but carefully i proceeded with the task at hand.With my laptop at my side feeding me with information from wise men from around the globe we got a conclusion DETENT SPRING :laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:
    and i didn't brake anything yet!!! Still got to get clutch out yet fix spring and put it back together:confused:
    but for now few beers order some parts have early start in morning and busy week at work so will continue next saturday as only day off. I know you guys like pics so. phone 006.jpg phone 008.jpg phone 009.jpg
     
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    ClavigerHP Junkie extraordinaire

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    Weee congrats, at least it’s a cheap fix, if not a fun one :p.
     
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    Thanks claviger. Its thanks to people like you that people like me can do these repairs and own a rocket big up to all the gurus on this forum:thumbsup:ok better make that the last beer starting to get all emotional oh! what the hell one more won't hurt:laugh:and i can afford it now.seriously i have saved a lot of money learnt so much and enjoyed every minute of it
     
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    Hat off to you Sir - I hardly have the balls to try and change the oil filter! Must be a nice feeling knowing that the repair job is just a couple of quid for the spring. Should be all back together next weekend then...??
     
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    Every time I hear detent spring or see one like this I think.

    Here is some Triumph Engineer in the final assembly of a prototype Rocket 3 engine.
    He sees a fault in the design
    Then yells out,"ANY BODY GOT A SPRING?"

    Then says to himself,"that will work."
     
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    thank you sir hopefully back together next weekend but taking me time double checking everything paranoid with doing something wrong but yea feels great every step of the process i go through can't wait to finish and get her back on the road and get some more miles in before weather changes still got a starter problem to resolve as well but if i can get this sorted without issue then that should be a walk in the park then maybe take her for a test ride down your way and have a meet up:)
     
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    Meet up? That'll be a pleasure! I hope it all goes according to plan
     
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    Always makes me wonder how this kind of thing even manages to get past the R&D/prototype stage, just how much extra would it cost to develop a heavy duty spring? Not as though it’s anything out of the ordinary!
     
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    All the ones I’ve seen broken that come to memory are broke in the same or very similar spot, I wonder if the manufacturing method is creating a weak point at that 90 degree bend.
     
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    When you replace the spring - do not use pliers with a sharp edge. Use round nose pliers or a screwdriver. I am convinced that a sharp edge used on the spring creates a microscopic nick which will then lead to a failure.

    In case you haven't seen it, instructions are in my signature.
     
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