Classic Motorcycle Mechanics

Filtration fun!

After sorting the contact breaker bits, I did need to dig a little deeper with the Yamaha TX750.

After removing the rather inaccessible and tiny auto-advance drive pin with forceps (Photo 1), I could take off the large circlip and that odd-shaped plate, then using a couple of 6mm screws, pull out the component underneath (Photo 2). The shaft for the contact breakers is actually an extension of the oil-pump drive and this component (called the rotor filter cover) stops oil from reaching the points – or is meant to – but it has been the subject of a Service News item. The old cover,

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