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  1. Sir Clip

    Sir Clip Senior Member

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    Filled the primary cases with about half a pint of ATF.
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    Sir Clip Senior Member

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    A can of Alaska white paint arrived today. This is for the front mudguard and fuel tank both of which have large patches where the paint is missing.
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  3. speedrattle

    speedrattle Senior Member

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    what kind of ATF?
     
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    Here is the bottle of Automatic Transmission Fluid that i used. It is a cheap non-branded item, but it does the job of keeping the primary chain lubricated. Many years ago i used to use engine oil, but today modern engine oils are full of anti-friction agents and too slippery to use if they come in to contact with a clutch.
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  5. speedrattle

    speedrattle Senior Member

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    the dexron 3 formulation is a common solution. i dont know where you are but the original ATF recommendation in america for wet motorcycle clutches was for Type F, specified for ford products a long time ago. but dexron/mercon/universal fluids seem to be the norm these days in many auto applications.

    i have a norton i bought with anonymous ATF in the chaincase, which i am going to replace with Type F as soon as i get around to it. the clutch is very grabby with almost no ability to slip, and im wondering whether the Type F will solve that problem
     
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  6. Sir Clip

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    Interesting. I’m in the UK so imagine that ATF products would be similar to those in the USA. I have this in the primary case of two other bikes and the clutches are all right with it. Let’s see what the clutch on this bike is like when it is running (soon i hope!).
     
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    Castrol TQF works fine :)
     
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    interesting:

     
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    I am working on the front mudguard carrier today. The bolts came apart, but are too rusty to be put back on. The carrier has some extra bends which need straightening.
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    Electrics today. The rectifier is dead (it’s shorted out internally) and the zener diode looks bad but can’t be tested properly until the engine is running. The best option is to replace both with a modern solid state rectifier-regulator.
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    Nearly wired up.
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    #292 Sir Clip, Aug 15, 2022 at 3:03 PM
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    Straightened the front mudguard and its carriers. Test fit on the bike to check all is good before painting starts.
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