Goldie leccy kicker
STEP 13 LOCATE THE BENDIX
Fit Bendix to the inner case, but don’t tighten the bolts yet. The ratchet teeth are held out of engagement by a 10 x 5mm neodymium magnet with a 1kg pull.
STEP 14 SPROCKETS & CHAINS
Fit cush drive and sprockets to crank, and starter chain from Bendix to crank sprocket. Adjust tension. Check clutch and engine sprockets are in line.
STEP 15 MARK MOUNTING PLATE
Remove cush drive, engine sprockets, clutch and both chains. Scribe around the Bendix mounting plate so you know where to fit it for correct chain tension.
STEP 16 FIT THE BENDIX
Remove inner case and take off Bendix mechanism. Coat back of mounting plate with oil-proof gasket sealant, refit Bendix to scribe mark, and tighten Allen bolts.
STEP 17 CHECK THE THREADS
Before lock-wiring bolts securing inner chaincase, check the three threads in crankcase – longer bolts may be needed. Use grease to hold felt seal in place.
STEP 18 CUT THE PLATE
Pearson sliding plate O-ring clutch seal has slot at one end, a hole the other. Cut alloy plate and make a second slot to take the 2mm thicker inner primary chaincase.
STEP 19 FIT THE PLATE
Fit modified sliding plate, using gasket goo under bolt heads. Weld up the back of a ring spanner; use it to make holding the nuts behind the primary case easier.
STEP 20 IT’S ALL GOING ON...
Fit engine sprockets, cush drive, clutch and primary drive chain. The cush drive bearing nut can be tightened with hammer and drift, but it’s more professional...
STEP 21 MAKE A SPECIAL TOOL
... and less brutal to use a home-made tool made by grinding the face of an old socket to leave four ears to engage with the slots in the cush-drive bearing nut.
STEP 22 CHAIN GANG
Fit chain between engine sprocket and Bendix. Fit chain from starter motor to sprocket at other end of Bendix; adjust tension by moving the starter plate.
STEP 23 KEEP IT COVERED
Fit external starter motor chain cover. Both starter chains maintain the correct tension for high mileages, but check when you adjust primary drive chain.
STEP 24 LET IT RIP
Before fitting the outer cover, hit the button to check it works. Bendix bearings need plenty of oil, so fit outer chaincase and add 400ml of 20/30. Job done!