Ratdat Posted March 31, 2016 Share Posted March 31, 2016 I have a perverse liking for for the N12 Nissan Cherry so it seems natural that the Autoshite bike should find it's way chez ratdat for some lovin'. We went off down to catsinthewelders gaff armed with a Prairie and A-frame but it turned out that the Cherry's lack of cog action was actually due to the engine mount and stabaliser braket coming adrift from the back of the engine. One bolt had sheared off but thanfully there were still three functional threads so a bit of jacking and fiddling with bolts saw it bolted back into position. Ar this point all the gears were available but the gearshift was really stiff. I guessed that maybe the engine dropping down a bit had bent something but regardless... it was a goes so no need for A-frame action. The drive home was pretty uneventful but gave me some time to evaluate the Cherry and it's needs. First to sort... the gear change which was awful. There a bit of wheel bearing noise, especially left hand front and it seems well down on power. I've had a 1.3 GS before and I don't remember it being particularly lethargic like this one. Back at chez ratdat in all it's oxidised glory... I wanted to deal with the gear change issue right away. On inspection I couldn't see any damage so I pulled it apart and foun d that the pivot at the bottom of the gearstick had seized up! I used a bit of emery to clean it up, lubed it with some moly greased and boshed it back together to find the change was now silky smooth how it should be. Result! Lacquer Peel, Alexg, Sudsprint and 30 others 33 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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