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  1. Engine is in tact and hasn’t been disassembled. What has been removed is the gear shaft near side cover, the splined lever where the hole becomes oval and that’s it. I’ll look to post some pictures
  2. Hi. Advice please. I’ve repaired my gear selector cover on my TY175. All back together again and now I cannot select any gears. It’s as if the selector forks inside the engine are jammed or not moving and won’t move the pinions. After much huffing and puffing I took the clutch off to see the shifter assembly on the end of the gear shaft. The hooks don’t appear to engage with the pinned drum and hence won’t move anything. I tried to rotate the pinned drum manually but it seems to be locked solid. Any ideas?
  3. Thanks for your comments. I’m not about to change the gearbox for a while as this one will be an occasional 2nd ride. I was just wondering if I drop the primaries ratio down whether I’d suffer some clutch slip. I can see that sprockets are available to go from the 20t to 15t. However when I did this in my Cub I did suffer a little. The jury is still out on the clutch. I’ve seen the Yamaha conversion along with the 9E mods but before I swallow that pill I’d like to give the std set a try.
  4. Hi. I’m embarking in my first Villiers project. This is a Francis Barnett with an 8E engine and 4 speed box. I’m after some advice on gearing and primary ratios, so here goes - To begin with I’ll be using the standard clutch. I have though about lowering the primary ratio but figure that may introduce some clutch slip. Currently the ‘box of bits’ includes a clutch with 38t and a primary sprocket of 19t. Should I go lower than the 19t? - Final drive I can go 13t/50t by looking at the Villiers Services shop. Do anyone have problems with chain issues using a 13t? - Final one, given the answers above is there any benefit in going low 2nd? Is there something available for the 8E 4-speeder or what I have to convert to a 9E layshaft A lot there, so appreciate your assistance
  5. Thank you for confirming that the format is as per Majesty. Yes I had kind of guessed that it was probably a Nov '81 bike. The 'B' suggesting it is a mini Majesty adds up as well as the frame rails are straight and its a bugger getting an engine into such a small space.
  6. I have what I believe is a Majesty frame but wondered if anyone could verify the format to confirm what it is. The number is 81 11 01 B. The frame appears to have originally been painted yellow. I am assuming it’s a Godden version. Any help appreciated
  7. Teamferret. Yes that's a good point.I had that problem on my Cub when I dropped the size of the primary sprocket. I guess it's probably best to stay conservative on the primary sprocket and experiment with the final drive ratios then
  8. I have an 8E Villiers engine I’m looking to use and wondered if anyone could give me some advice on primary gearing. I notice that Villiers Services do 15/16/17/18 primary sprockets. Any views on what would be best? I have the 4 speed box and again wondered is there is much value in extra low 2nd and 3rd gears? any advice appreciated
  9. Hi I have a Villiers engine code 071B xxxxx 200cc. Could anyone help identify what it is? I assume a 7E?
  10. Very quick one, is the RD350 inlet mod the carb rubber as well as the reed block? If so does any material need to be taken out of the inlet. Thanks, new to all this
  11. Thanks for the posts. I’m defo after a twinshock as my local club has events almost every weekend and some midweek as well. I’m a Yamaha man so that’s my preference but like things like SWM and the Seeley Honda. Not really thought about a Fantic although there was a lot of them at my last trial. I had an OSSA Mar but found it a bit of a lump, but great to ride. I’ll keep my eye open thanks
  12. Hi. I’m looking at getting back into trials as soon as we are out of Lock down. I’m looking at TYs and wonted some advice; - apart from the obvious what’s the differences between the 175 and 250s. I’m guessing the 250 is heavier and perhaps has a longer wheelbase but probably pulls better with greater torque? Any views on how they ride by comparison? - what benefits do the Majesty modifications make and are these actually worth it for a club rider? thanks
  13. Hi. So as I read it, as a minimum I need to block the breather hole near the clutch cable entry to stop water getting inside when riding through water and streams and fit a new breather somewhere with a non return valve. My engine is built now so I dont really fancy taking it apart to fit a blind bush on the cam
  14. What about the offside case. Does that need to have oil in it for any reason?
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