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Offline Lancealot

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Re: Broken down :(
« Reply #15 on: 08, January, 2013 - 19:55:35 »
Can you remember what a bus is........ ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

As a car driver since I was 17, some 25 years the only time I get near a bus / coach is on holiday to and from the airport..... ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

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« Reply #16 on: 08, January, 2013 - 19:55:51 »
I have been out and have removed the large bearing and it looks like it failed - seems to have seized. Those 2 weeks of rest don't seem to have done it any good  ;)

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Re: Broken down :(
« Reply #17 on: 08, January, 2013 - 20:10:19 »
Uh hum... bus driver here...  ::) Just because I make an about of targeting cyclists and making cars swerve shouldn't give us a bad reputation  :o

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Re: Broken down :(
« Reply #18 on: 08, January, 2013 - 20:28:26 »
Uh hum... bus driver here...  ::) Just because I make an about of targeting cyclists and making cars swerve shouldn't give us a bad reputation  :o

you left out trying to squash bikers as they squeeze through gaps that are far too small and closing (ahem, not speaking from experience of course... ::)) .. ;D :P

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Re: Broken down :(
« Reply #19 on: 08, January, 2013 - 22:04:46 »
Hi there Kamilb Yes I received your email and I do have a metal gearbox insert but you will also need a new bearing as well check them   out on the Chas section  And get back to me .
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Re: Broken down :(
« Reply #20 on: 08, January, 2013 - 22:18:37 »
Hi there Kamilb Yes I received your email and I do have a metal gearbox insert but you will also need a new bearing as well check them   out on the Chas section  And get back to me .
Bye Chas

Chas, I have a spare bearing from when I replaced my gearbox casing & the three little cogs in July. So I would only need the metal gearbox insert unless they require a different bearing?

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Re: Broken down :(
« Reply #21 on: 09, January, 2013 - 15:56:31 »
Hi there Kamil Email sent Thanks I will post the insert as soon as I get your posting details .
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Re: Broken down :(
« Reply #22 on: 10, January, 2013 - 18:57:39 »
Hi there Kamil posted your gearbox insert this morning 1st class .  (You will find it best to fit the large bearing on the insert first then into the gearbox outer case ...all the best Chas

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Re: Broken down :(
« Reply #23 on: 10, January, 2013 - 19:54:01 »
Thanks Chas, I hope it gets here tomorrow. I can't wait to stop commuting by bus - only been 2 days and I've already had enough  ;)

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Re: Broken down :(
« Reply #24 on: 11, January, 2013 - 09:52:51 »
Thanks Chas, I hope it gets here tomorrow. I can't wait to stop commuting by bus - only been 2 days and I've already had enough  ;)

The axle and motor mount should be with you soon as well so hopefully you'll be back on the road asap  ;)

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Re: Broken down :(
« Reply #25 on: 11, January, 2013 - 15:53:31 »
Received all the bits in the post today, will be off to rebuild it this evening and will post progress on here.

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Re: Broken down :(
« Reply #26 on: 11, January, 2013 - 21:53:33 »
Well, I have got it all back together now. Was too dark to take any pictures outside by the time I finished at 9pm so I only have a couple from installing the new gearbox insert.

It also seems to run much quieter now, with this new insert. I have only taken it around the estate as I had to use my phone as a torch to see where I was going. Will take it for a longer run tomorrow and adjust everything to eliminate any untoward noises & squeaks.





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Re: Broken down :(
« Reply #27 on: 12, January, 2013 - 16:34:13 »
Took it for a run today and didn't break down again. The motor seems to run quieter and the replacement axle and motor mount have also made a big difference - the bearings were really noisy on the old items.

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Re: Broken down :(
« Reply #28 on: 12, January, 2013 - 16:58:52 »
Great news bud  :) :)

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Re: Broken down :(
« Reply #29 on: 12, January, 2013 - 19:03:51 »
Great news , glad to hear you are back on the road.