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#875445 03/23/2022 9:48 PM
by johnu
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I have a 1959 A10 and the clutch works fine for about 15 - 20mins after start up but after that when you come to a stop I can't get neutral, also the bike creeps forward on its own. I have virtually zero free play at the lever so I know I'm getting full movement. I have not worked on the engine of this bike before (I inherited it from my dad) and would like to know how I should adjust the clutch. Thanks.
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#875448 Mar 23rd a 10:26 PM
by chaterlea25
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Hi Johnu
A not unheard of problem !! You do not say which type of clutch is fitted 4 or 6 spring ?
Adjust the mechanism and cable according to the service sheets,https://cybermotorcycle.com/archives/bsa-super-rocket/service.htm
The gearbox top lever should operate through 90 degrees to the cable as should the "pusher" inside the gearbox outer cove inspection cover. Is the handlebar lever standard and the pivot unworn?
General wear of the clutch components can cause the plates to stick, (ridges on the drum and hub and worn plate tabs)
Is the oil level correct and is the oil of a suitable grade?

If the bike has a 6 spring clutch Magnetoman has a very detailed rebuild thread here,
https://cybermotorcycle.com/archives/bsa-super-rocket/service.htm

John
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#875603 Mar 25th a 12:37 AM
by Ignoramus
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as well as adjustment it could easily be that some of the steel plates are distorted ... worth checking ... you will never properly adjust a clutch that has non flat steel plates
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