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Offline JonC1969

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Mark V Clutch cable
« on: 02 Aug 2021 at 12:52 »
Hi All
This is i think my first post/question - thank you for allowing me to join. 
I have a Mark 5, and we are having some issues with the right hand carb leaking petrol - i think that might have been float needle which i have now changed so we can refit and check that.  My question is, i also need a clutch cable (and spare parts for douglas' of any type seem to be like hens teeth) but do clutch cables and other cables interchange with any other more readily available british bikes (like BSA for instance)?  Thank you in advance.
Jon

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Re: Mark V Clutch cable
« Reply #1 on: 02 Aug 2021 at 18:44 »
Hi Jon,
Welcome to the forum!
If you are a member of the LDMCC then all cables, together with many other parts are available through the club’s post-war spares scheme.
Contact details are in the New Conrod.

All the best,

David

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Re: Mark V Clutch cable
« Reply #2 on: 03 Aug 2021 at 07:25 »
Jon,
       Re, the leaking carb - check out the float chamber. There is a guide hole in the bottom for the float needle - it sometimes gets blocked with sediment which pushes the needle to one side, thus causing that carb to flood.

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                 Eddie.

Offline JonC1969

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Re: Mark V Clutch cable
« Reply #3 on: 05 Aug 2021 at 10:36 »
Thanks for the welcome and thanks both for your replies.  Im not a member - will set about joining as parts seem very difficult.

And i will check out that carb issue - thanks for the tip.

While on - the centre stand !!!  Argggghhhh  - does anyone have a side stand solution or is it a "make one yourself" type of scenario ??  I almost herniate myself getting the thing on the stand and then when it is on its so unstable i end up leaning it against the garage wall !  Seems very narrow....

Best
Jon

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Re: Mark V Clutch cable
« Reply #4 on: 05 Aug 2021 at 11:20 »
Jon,
      Your query about the centre stand begs the question 'Is your bike still fitted with the spring clip and backing plate?' This clip and backing plate attaches to the front lower rear mudguard bracket - it retains the stand in the up position, but more importantly, it allows you to use the footpad on the stand to lower the stand to a mid position before putting your boot on the foot of the stand - thus making it easier to lift the bike onto the stand.
    Whilst most Mark 5's were fitted with the narrow stand, if yours has the optional 'waffle box' exhaust, you can fit the wide stand that was standard on the Mark 3 (I think Club spares are trying to get another batch made).

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                Eddie.

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Re: Mark V Clutch cable
« Reply #5 on: 05 Aug 2021 at 11:47 »
Hi Eddie
Thanks for your speedy response.  Im pretty sure that it is all orginal with the set up you describe although the spring isnt working very well and the stand hangs down at the moment. 

With regards to the pipes i am not sure what waffle box means but the pipe ends are as per the attached photo.  If that means i can fit a wider stand i will be very happy !  Theres obviously a knack to getting this thing on its existing stand which i havent mastered yet !
Cheers for your help
Best
Jon

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Re: Mark V Clutch cable
« Reply #6 on: 05 Aug 2021 at 23:25 »
if this worked there should be a picture of the waffle box to which is referred to above.....

 

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