Adelaide new commer here from OXZ

Happyzeds

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Hi All,

I've got the bug - had great fun building my bike ( I must thank Steve for giving me the courage to give it a go) I am now addicted.

Nice touches are the fuel tank at the back and no chain tensioner which keeps the bike clean - your opinions please.

I seek some guidance on maintenance for the gear box / centrifugal clutch which is currnently locked in gear.

Thanks
Happy Zeds
 

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Simon_A

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Welcome to the growing community of motored bike riders.

A very neat conversion there, well done !
 
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djase10

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Hi from Henley Beach

G'day and welcome to MBC.
Very SMOOOVE chopper you have.

jase
 

ducatiluke

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hi im in richmond adelaide s australia

where did you get bike?
what do you mean stuck in gear clutch allways engaged?
 

fastboy9

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Very nice chopper! I think I'm going to do something like this for next project! Give it the proper chopper sound by running a straight exhaust pipe (no silencer) would sound great, not sure if the neighbours would like it though. If the centrifugal clutch is stuck in gear then that means one of the springs has either snapped or has come out of its hole. Very easy fix, springs are cheap.

Welcome to the forum, have a good read through as there is tons of info to help you out.

Fastboy
 

Happyzeds

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Ducati luke,

Bike was purchased from Standish cycles on henley beach road - they said it was the last one that Southcotts the importer had.

I'm keen to know if people are running wet gearbox with gear oil or dry gearbox using solidification lubrication - heavy duty gear grease.
 
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Irish John

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Hi Happy Zedds, Welcome to MBc. Is that a Grubee gearbox or the JL Hoot?
Where did you get the kit? If it's Grubee gearbox I think most people use grease. I live near Byron Bay and I use large amounts of a white lithium grease called MPG Universal Marine Grease made by Rock Oil Company from UK and available in motorbike shops in Oz. It works well. Any good heavy gear grease with lithium would be good. Not sure about the JL Hoot box but they've had bad reports here. I'll know more about them soon when I get one. There are so many members from Adelaide that you'll need a clubhouse soon.
 

Happyzeds

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Thanks John,
I have inserted a large amount of lithium grease and it seems to work better now. I m sure that its a JL Hoot and definitely not a Grubee - I got it from Yong Xing Machine Zone in China
 
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