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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Hi I have a Villiers engine code 071B xxxxx 200cc. Could anyone help identify what it is? I assume a 7E?
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. wezzo

    Cub Clutch woes

    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
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    Cub Clutch woes

    What about the offside case. Does that need to have oil in it for any reason?
  9. wezzo

    Cub Clutch woes

    Thanks robido. I do seem to have a constant ‘trickle’ of oil under this Cub. I’ve taken to making my own gaskets as the brown paper ones are worthless and this has improved things but guess that the cases become damage over time. I was wondering, is there any reason why the right hand outer case needs to carry oil? Seems to me that all the mechanics are inside the engine. Could I block up any holes and run this side case without a gasket. I haven’t looked to closely whether this is feasible/advisable
  10. wezzo

    Cub Clutch woes

    Thanks. I spoke to Pete earlier. Nice bloke. No stock now due to Covid but expects to be receiving stuff from his suppliers in a few weeks. I'm the meantime if I use the 'dipstick approach' so that the chain is lubricated, will thr plates burn out, u der thr massive power load?
  11. wezzo

    Cub Clutch woes

    Does it still need oil? I guess so
  12. wezzo

    Cub Clutch woes

    Thanks for the advice. I did ride the bike briefly with no oil in the primary case and it ran sweet. I’ll try the dipstick option today and see if that cures things. I like the sound of the Pete Kirby clutch. How much does one of them cost and where do I get one. have a good weekend all
  13. I’m covered in oil having had my clutch primary cover off at least 3 times tonight. The problem I have is that everything is fine until I put oil in the case. Then the kickstart doesn’t engage as if the clutch were pulled in. Drain the oil and everything is ok. I’ve adjusted the clutch as per the manual with the springs 3/8” from the face of the plate. Anyone have any advice please as I can’t stomach getting covered in more oil to get the same result. Is there a dry clutch conversion which would save all this and also give some improvements as I’m sure that when I do get this sorted the clutch is more than likely going to slip. Thanks
  14. Thanks for your advice folks. I had a play with the needle and have got close to a goo set up. I raised the needle a notch and it ran much better, raised again and it was worse so I reckon somewhere in between any be perfect. I’ll give it a go for now and tinker once it’s been competed, whenever that may be. I built this bike for the Somerton 2 day trial in June but alas looks like that may be off.
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