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Ah cheers. I will give it another go later.
I had a problem with my 1957 ES2. The clutch was running out of adjustment because when pulling in the clutch lever, it became solid before reaching the handlebar. If I pulled any harder, it felt like I was going to break the cable. At the other end of adjustment, there was little free play. On removing the chaincase, it seems that the nut holding the basket to the shaft had come loose. On firing up the bike, I noticed the magneto was floppy. That needed specialist work. All good now. Cheers folks.
That didn’t work. I assume I have to use a website like Photobucket (when it was still in existence). Anyone know a good free one?
- This reply was modified 2 months, 1 week ago by chrisonpuch.
The problem is that many of the manuals are in German such as the ones available from people such as RBO. I ended up getting one for a similar Sears Allstate bike which was good in all respects except that the wiring colour codes were wrong. I don’t know if your model was ever sold in the USA under Sears Allstate branding but it’s worth a look. Good luck with your project and please keep us informed as to progress. A few pics would be nice! Cheers……….Chris
What other projects have you got on the go Phil?
What year and model?
Hi Phil. It’s been some years since I rebuilt the SGS but if you need any advice, hopefully this ol’ pom can give you some guidance. Mind you, I’m probably telling my granny how to suck eggs.
One amusing incident when dismantling the frame. We were trying to remove the rear wheel spindle. The nuts came off easily enough but the spindle seemed to be seized into the frame. We had about 8 tonnes on it in the press together with penetrating oil, heat, you name it, we tried it. So we thought OK, let’s try and get some twist on it. With a bit of effort, it started turning anti-clockwise. Well, who puts threads on wheel spindles? Puch. That’s who!