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Points lubrication

Postby Neil.BM » Fri May 25, 2018 5:59 pm

As I continue to work through this bike ('76 r100/7), I've come to the ignition points. I've cleaned everything up and managed to replace the worn out felt pad by riveting in a slice of felt borrowed from an unused fork rubber seal felt strip. Now it comes to lubrication. I've seen that I can buy the Bosch FT1v4 from eBay for the felt pad (at great cost, considering how much you get and how much I need!), but what about the cam? The book says Bosch FT1v22 or FT1v26 but neither seem to be available - and there seems to be no obvious alternative?

I'd be interested to hear what you guys use.

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Re: Points lubrication

Postby windmill john » Fri May 25, 2018 6:08 pm

I cannot recall what I used. Chances are it was either 3 in 1 or Corrosion Block.
I’m sure 3 in 1 or possibly sewing machine oil would be sufficient.
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Re: Points lubrication

Postby kettle738 » Fri May 25, 2018 7:06 pm

3 in 1 on the felt pads of every Jap bike I ever owned, as long as it's not overdone, any lubrication must be vastly better than none.

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Re: Points lubrication

Postby barryh » Fri May 25, 2018 7:08 pm

Only wish mine had any provision for lubrication at all. The bean can points have no felt so I just grease the cam lightly with ordinary grease. Seems to work fine as I don't see the points closing up.

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Re: Points lubrication

Postby windmill john » Fri May 25, 2018 7:10 pm

Thanks Barry, reminds me I used Corrosion block on Schorsch and 3 in 1 on felt versions.

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Re: Points lubrication

Postby PhilO » Mon May 28, 2018 8:58 pm

The a&r spindle need the lube the most. 3in1 is the stuff to use and on any felt too.

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Re: Points lubrication

Postby Tincan3 » Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:54 pm

Guys, I'm not sure the faith in 3 in 1 is justified. My understanding, also based on experience, is that 3 in 1 is the cheapest of cheap and is a blend of oils. Certainly, in critical applications it does not work and tends to dry to a sticky residue. For the old 'Hyflo' air pump 3 in 1 stopped them working. Sewing machine oil is usually a light (low viscosity oil) of much better quality (and did not stop Hyflo pumps working!).
The recommended Ft 1 v 26 is what I use on the advance cams for my R75/6. It is a blue coloured, light grease. The 45 ml tube is more than I will live to use so you are welcome to some if you let me know where to post it to. It came from either Motobins or Sherlocks.
I would have thought any oil would get flung off.
The felt points cam grease, Ft 1 v 4, is a golden-coloured, very sticky grease that would seem to be selected precisely for that purpose - to stay stuck around for a good while between servicing.


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