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Rear wheel adjusters Merlin 51

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Rear wheel adjusters Merlin 51

Post  Bill on Sat Mar 02, 2013 4:40 am

Hi I am looking for a pair of rear wheel adjusters for my Merlin 51 does any one knows where I can pick some up from.
I dont have an old one so don't have a sample to look at any help photo would be appreciated.
2nd question is the fuel outlet thread in the tank 1/8 BSP

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Re: Rear wheel adjusters Merlin 51

Post  Kim on Sat Mar 02, 2013 10:10 am

Hi Bill. I made my own. I have an orginal around somewhere. I will dig it out tomorrow and post a photo if noone has done it by then.
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Post  jasonmanaroman on Sat Mar 02, 2013 10:25 pm

hi kim, im looking for a rear guard and a number plate, tail light panel for a 54,55 merlin if you can help? my bikes are in christchurch, moving back there soon from brisbane. any help would be awsume

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Re: Rear wheel adjusters Merlin 51

Post  Kim on Sat Mar 02, 2013 10:50 pm

jasonmanaroman wrote:hi kim, im looking for a rear guard and a number plate, tail light panel for a 54,55 merlin if you can help? my bikes are in christchurch, moving back there soon from brisbane. any help would be awsume

Hi Jason. No sorry, i have no panel parts for the Merlin. I would suggest looking around aus before you come home as the market is a lot bigger over there. A reasonable copy of the rear panel/numberplate panel could be made quite easily (with a little engineering skills) I am happy to provide pictures and measurment if you decide to go that route.
There are a number of FB owners in NZ that keep an eye on the forum so maybe one of them could help? Start a thread asking for parts and you might get lucky. Otherwise you will be looking at having one (a rear guard) sent from England.
Sorry i carn't be of more help.
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Re: Rear wheel adjusters Merlin 51

Post  Kim on Sat Mar 02, 2013 11:40 pm

Sorry Bill, my shed didn't want to give up the location of the original adjuster so i am posting a photo of the one i made (still on the bike). Its not pretty but it works Embarassed .

I hope this helps and i will have another chat with the shed and see if it will relent and let me know where it has hidden it. scratch
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Re: Rear wheel adjusters Merlin 51

Post  Bill on Sun Mar 03, 2013 3:16 am

Many thanks Kim. On a search of the web I came up with this, which now makes sense to me. All I need to know now is what the thread is, its fine so I am guessing BSF unless someone can tell me different.
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Wheel Adjusters

Post  tbird on Sun Mar 03, 2013 3:19 pm

Hi
It looks as though you are looking at two different types of adjuster.
Kim's is a washer with a stud attached (simplified) but the other picture looks like a Matchless fitting that screws against the wheel nut.
Which one is it.???
If it is the same as Kim's then look at BSA spares they do a similar idea.

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Post  piston 197 on Sun Mar 03, 2013 3:51 pm

The correct one is as the second picture a small headed adjuster with a locknut that presses against the spacer,not as per Kim.s washer with bolt attatched (although both will work) the correct one is available from Jampot spares (ajs and matchless owners club spares scheme) as used on Matchless lightweights as well ,JH
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Re: Rear wheel adjusters Merlin 51

Post  Kim on Sun Mar 03, 2013 8:20 pm

Thanks Graham and John.
When i brought the Merlin it was loosely assembled with a box of parts included with all the "little bits"
I copied the single adjuster that was in the box. I can only assume that they were replaced in the past.
Sorry for any confusion but i had no reason to believe it was wrong. Embarassed
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Post  piston 197 on Sun Mar 03, 2013 8:52 pm

Post war the FB range pretty well all used the same type of adjusters Kim, if you look at the ones on your 84 (assuming you have them) they should be the same ones as used on the Merlin,JH
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Re: Rear wheel adjusters Merlin 51

Post  Kim on Sun Mar 03, 2013 9:24 pm

Excuse my ignorance but is that what this is? (i only have one of these too)



If not. then no i don't have the 84 ones either. I made up some others like i used on the merlin for the 84.
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Re: Rear wheel adjusters Merlin 51

Post  Bill on Sun Mar 03, 2013 11:02 pm

Thanks for the info John. It looks like you have to be a member to buy from Jampot spares and at 30 pounds for membership it makes them a bit pricey.
If I can identify the thread (it looks a lot finer than Kim's second photo) I should be able to source a couple of bolts that will do the trick.
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Re: Rear wheel adjusters Merlin 51

Post  Kim on Sun Mar 03, 2013 11:26 pm

Hi Bill. i just removed the rear wheel on the 84 and confirmed that the thread on the second photo is right for the 84. I will be sticking with the modified ones i made, so once it is confirmed that the thread on the one in the photo is correct???? (hopefully) for the Merlin I will send it too you as a pattern.
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Post  piston 197 on Mon Mar 04, 2013 7:29 am

Yes the adjuster pictured above is the correct one,and Jampot have relaxed their rules and spares are now available from them without membership,alternatively they may be available from Andrew engineering who make them ,JH
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Post  piston 197 on Mon Mar 04, 2013 7:33 am

Just looked on the Andrew engineering site,looks like they are part No 021595 and are 4.08p each,JH
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Re: Rear wheel adjusters Merlin 51

Post  Bill on Mon Mar 04, 2013 7:50 am

Many thanks Kim and John.
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Post  tbird on Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:09 am

Hi All
Just to confirm the thread is 1/4" cycle/BSF and the lock nuts are a small hex.
Can be made from a bolt with the head hex made smaller and the nuts can be a BA nut tapped out 1/4" cycle/BSF, the reason they are a smaller hex is to clear the frame.
Cycle and BSF are the same TPI but the angle is different but they both fit.

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PS Kim please use the correct adjusters don't spoil that great bike. Twisted Evil Evil or Very Mad
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Re: Rear wheel adjusters Merlin 51

Post  Kim on Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:19 am

If I had 2 of them here and I hadn't already made the replacements that work well and can not be seen 99.9% of the time i would. I'm not sure how they will spoil the bike scratch
It's hard to be a purist (which i'm not) when your 12 thousand miles from any parts stockists.
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Post  tbird on Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:45 am

Point taken Kim
On an 84 you can't see the adjusters anyway.
Just make sure it works correctly.

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Post  charliebaker1950@hotmail. on Fri Apr 12, 2013 9:46 pm

Hi everbody i'm a new member as of April this year I have just started reconditioning my cruiser 89 4T engine. Having stripped most of the frame down my wheel adjusters were in a sorry state, one snapped off flush to square boss on swing arm the other very bent. I had to drill both out so made them to fit 10mm nut & bolt! It now looks a lot more solid than the one fitted from the factory. Would post pictures of old adjuster which looks very similar to one already posted but having trouble uploading pictures. Any help would be good!!
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Re: Rear wheel adjusters Merlin 51

Post  victor young on Sun Apr 14, 2013 8:41 am

Hello Bill,

The rear wheel adjuster bolts are 1/4 cycle thread but they have a deep head on them and a machined end with no threads on where it pushes against the rear wheel, they are locked in place with a 1/4 cycle thread nut.
If you message me your e mail I can send you a photo as I can not master the posting of photos on the forum.
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Re: Rear wheel adjusters Merlin 51

Post  Bill on Sun Apr 14, 2013 8:49 am

Thanks Victor I got some from Andrew Engineering, see Pistons post on page one.
I will send you pm regarding speedo cable length if you can assist.

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Post  chats on Tue Apr 16, 2013 10:38 am

Hi Bill if you get a chance I have a falcon 54 in chch still not all their so I would be keen to look at your 51, if possible and help you if I can? I work at Briford trailers phone 3842828 Cheers Paul

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Post  victor young on Tue Apr 16, 2013 7:44 pm

Hello Bill,
I will measure and take some photo's of the speedo cable this weekend.
Is there any other photo's you would like while the bike is unwrapped.

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Re: Rear wheel adjusters Merlin 51

Post  Bill on Tue Apr 16, 2013 11:39 pm

Thanks Vic. Yes I would like a photo of the rear brake torque rod, not sure its the correct term but the method of fixing the rear brake drum to stop it turning mine came without one.

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