Lightweight 250 cc, Gear box oil quantity G2/AJS14

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Lightweight 250 cc, Gear box oil quantity G2/AJS14

Postby chris kelly » Thu Jan 10, 2008 5:14 pm


Handbook,".... Gearbox inspection plate secured by two screws on the gear box end cover.

Gear box lubrication SAE 50. On no account must grease be used.

The normal oil level is 3 pints. ( 1 . 8 litres. )

After draining and replenishing the oil at the first 500 miles....top up every..... to a level just below the bottom of the orifice for the inspection plate. "

It does appear vital to maintain the oil capacity. Failure to do so can wreck the gearbox.

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Lightweight 250 cc, Gear box oil quantity G2/AJS14

Postby basketcase » Fri Jan 11, 2008 5:46 pm

Hi Chris,
Does it matter if there goes too much oil in?
I was only wondering as I`m not that far ...yet.
If I was to put the `bike on the side stand and dribbled maybe another 1/4 pint in would it damage anything or blow seals.The manual says that it`s imperative to keep the oil topped up as the gears are at the top of the box(even though it`s round!?!) so I thought that maybe a little more oil would help!
It was only a thought.
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Lightweight 250 cc, Gear box oil quantity G2/AJS14

Postby Locust » Mon Jan 14, 2008 10:16 am

Nigel
I have found that the cover to the gearbox to which the oil should be filled too is not that oil tight, I have used a thin rubber joint.
It would be a good mod to have a glass inspection plete somewhere there to see if the oil is going down.
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Lightweight 250 cc, Gear box oil quantity G2/AJS14

Postby Circlip » Mon Jan 14, 2008 3:25 pm

Plastic window!!!Ohhh thats a good idea.

Tilt the bike and see an oil level !!!

I dont know how you could overfill seeing as though you fill through the open plate.

Talking of light weight oil level and being low can wreck a gearbox, does'nt splash accomodate for partial lubrication. Im talking partial lubrication and not starvation.

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