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Just dismantling my gear selector box does the pin inside just tap out ? To enable the shaft to pull through? It seems very tight, any ideas?
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The pin is tapered. Make sure you're tapping it out from the correct side.

What is the reason for disassembling the gear selector box?
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Taking apart as I'm restoring my scooter, as you can see from my avatar it needs some work. I am going to dip clean then blast and polish all of the aluminium on the engine and enamel the exposed metal work. Re chrome the springs etc. I need to strip the metalwork off to be able to do this.
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SFvsr convinced me not to know that pin out. If you don't snap something taking it out you will putting it back in. I chose to work around it.
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Contrary to popular opinion, "restoring" a scooter doesn't mean you take everything apart regardless to whether it needs it or not.

I'm not being a dick, I'm just trying impart some wisdom from the division created between procedural practice by definition (restoration) and pragmatism. There is a line that should not be crossed without serious deliberation of the consequence or with consideration of likely gains. What are the likely benefits of your taking apart a selector box? Probably nothing or, at the very most, marginal useful knowledge.

It's like that guy in Sacramento who decided to press apart his P-series front fork spindle for the sake of "restoration." I said don't. A bunch of users here characterized my advice as "negative" with the supporters of the action saying shit like, "You go, girl!" or something to that effect.

If you feel it is really necessary, you should then find some 50 year-old tires to put on your museum bike. But don't use them until you separate all the plys of the tire so they can be checked for flaws.
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You didn't ask what the cleaning process was and the effects of leaving any metal on the aluminium would be. Also you didn't ask why it was being cleaned to such a standard. Instead you chose to try and be clever................
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I agree. Its your scoot do what you think best.

Theres many reasons to strip a selector box. 1 being the brass pin becomes bent over time. And as a result it starts jumping out of gear. 2. If its going on a buffing wheel a huge amount of crud will gather inside.

I believe the haynes manual gives advice on pin removal. Could be wrong. Its in one of the books.

If it all gos pear shaped theres plenty places to buy another one.

The front wheel spindle isnt really a fair anallogy. Safety aspect is enough for me not to go near that part.
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nice project ! i have the same got any pics or project thread?

im dropping a px lump into mine so got a complete engine sat in my garage doing bugger all should you need any parts
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adtirb wrote:
If it all gos pear shaped theres plenty places to buy another one.

But then that one would need to be disassembled, too!




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SFvsr convinced me not to know that pin out. If you don't snap something taking it out you will putting it back in. I chose to work around it.
Hope not. If so, you probably did something wrong, but I never had this problem. Agree not it's 100% required, but if you can't do this, you probably ought to reconsider restoring a scooter as your hobby. Scooter Mercato has a tutorial if you need help.

Getting that damn pin out of your brake pedal can be much harder, but that's a lot more 'required' to do a good resto, or even proper refurb. $.02, mine.
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