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By Chris Orchard, Steve Madden

First released in 1995 to nice acclaim, this authoritative paintings of reference covers all army bikes of British starting place identified to were verified regularly through the Mechanical war Experimental institution (later the Mechanisation Experimental Establishment). This totally revised and up-to-date version contains new fabric on normal elements, motorcycle markings and paint schemes and lines colour images of restored motorcycles.

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Removal 1 Remove the timing belt upper cover as described In Section 6. 2 Position No 1 cylinder at TDC on Its compression stroke as described in Section 3. 3 Remove the crankshaft pulley as described in Section 5. 4 Support the weight of the engine using a trolley jack with a block of wood placed on its head. 5 Remove the three bolts securing the righthand engine mounting to the bracket on the cylinder block. 8 Undo the bolts securing the mounting t o the body, and withdraw the mounting, 7 Unbolt the timing belt lower cover and remove it from the engine (see Section 6).

Refitting 10 Ensure the Woodruff key Is correctly fitted t o the crankshaft. 11 Align Ihe sprocket with the crankshaft groove then slide the sprocket into position, making sure its timing mark is facing outwards (see illustration). 12 Refit the timing belt (see Section 7). Tensioner assembly Removal 13 Remove the timing belt (see Section 7). 14 Slacken and remove the retaining bolt and remove the tensioner assembly f r o m the oil pump (see Illustration). Refitting 15 Fit the tensioner t o the oil pump housing, making sure that the lug on the backplate is correctly located In the oil pump housing hole (see i l l u s t r a t i o n ) .

If the jvement is now eliminated or significantly -2jced, it is likely that the hub bearings are ' 'ault. ^pension joints or mountings. : 'Jow grasp the wheel at the 9 o'clock and : clock positions, and try to rock it as before. • - y movement feit now may again be caused . wear In the hub bearings or t h e steering isk-rod balljoints. If the outer balljoint is 2T1, the visual movement will be obvious. If - inner joint is suspect, it can be felt by -•cing a hand over the raok-and-pinlon Dber gaiter and gripping the track-rod.

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