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flywheel clutch operation
« on: 02 Feb 2021 at 10:54 »
Hi has anybody got any details of the flywheel clutch operating mechanism, photos descriptions anything. My project bike came with a flywheel and friction plate and cork insert plate, with the inserts missing but no operating parts and I'm still trying to get my head around how it actually works and what bits I need to source.

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Chris

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Re: flywheel clutch operation
« Reply #1 on: 02 Feb 2021 at 16:05 »
Hi Chris,

I have this drawing on my PC if it's of any use? It doesn't show a lot of the operating mechanism though.

However, I do have a flywheel clutch from my SW 24 in pieces at the moment so I'll take some photos of the operating mechanism later on and post them here.

Best wishes,

David

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Re: flywheel clutch operation
« Reply #2 on: 02 Feb 2021 at 16:34 »
Thanks David that clarifies quite a lot of things but unfortunately reinforces what I still need to hunt down. Any other pictures would certainly help.

Chris

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Re: flywheel clutch operation
« Reply #3 on: 02 Feb 2021 at 16:37 »
I hope that these help a bit more Chris.

If you need any more photos just let me know.

Regards,

David

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Re: flywheel clutch operation
« Reply #4 on: 02 Feb 2021 at 17:03 »
I would be surprised if there was much (if any) difference between the Z/Z1 clutch and the S6. So the illustrated parts list and handbook ought to be a relevant guide for your purposes. The only independent parts from the flywheel clutch are the operating arm, the thrust bearing, and a felt washer. The clutch and mechanism is quite a bit different from the CW/SW days.

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Re: flywheel clutch operation
« Reply #5 on: 03 Feb 2021 at 11:05 »
Thanks for the photo's David it does give me some idea how this item operates and as I said what I've got to search for.

Hi Doug I thought that it would be more akin to the S6 than any other model but it was to actually see roughly how the assembly goes together and and give me an idea of the parts and I wasn't aware of how things changed with time. so again thanks.

Chris


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Re: flywheel clutch operation
« Reply #6 on: 03 Feb 2021 at 13:35 »
Chris,

I was going to attach a scan from the S6 handbook, but the scanner seems to have gone kaput.

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Re: flywheel clutch operation
« Reply #7 on: 04 Feb 2021 at 17:29 »
Here is the scan from the S6 handbook I was going to include the other day.

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Re: flywheel clutch operation
« Reply #8 on: 05 Feb 2021 at 10:49 »
Thanks for that Doug, the manual you speak of is that just the S6 or the one covering a range of models?

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Re: flywheel clutch operation
« Reply #9 on: 05 Feb 2021 at 11:28 »
Just the S6 and variants - S5, S6, T6, C31, D31, & E31.

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Re: flywheel clutch operation
« Reply #10 on: 05 Feb 2021 at 12:25 »
Thanks Doug that's a copy ordered from the National Motorcycle Museum. Making slow but steady progress with the Z's engine and would hope to be able to do first stage assembly in a couple of months to keep the parts safe.

Chris

 

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