Hi. I have a 1917 Touring and need to replace the clutch ring and release forks, i have the hogs head off. Thanks Mario
You can't get there from here... at least not yet.
Unfortunately you need to take the engine out and remove it from the oil pan. I know it looks like you can un-do the driving plate and pull it back, but it interferes with the oil pan so that the clutch ring remains trapped.
Sorry for the confusion, I was talking about the Brass clutch ring(Fork) that connects to the High-Low/Clutch lever shaft. I hope that cleared that up. Thanks Mario.
You could slide the engine forward enough to remove the fourth main at the back of the engine and get access to the clutch. Ross Lilleker replaced a clutch on the Texas T Party this way a few years back.
Mario, you will need to drive the rivets out that hold the fork to the shaft, then drive the shaft out and remove the fork,just reverse the procedure to replace,even with the hogshead off it is not easy to get the rivets out.
Thanks Rick. What size and type of material are the rivits.
This may be the information:
Clutch Finger Pin with head diameter -11/32" length - 1 5/8"
Please advise if not correct. Lang's part number 3338 maybe. Also from document on http://clubs.hemmings.com/frameset.cfm?club=ncmtc
Technical -> Bolts / Nuts
Mario, i think those pins are about 1/4"x3/4? long just guessing.
Mario, the replacements are available from the vendors as part #T3406-C clutch release fork pins.
Thanks again Rick. Mario.