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 Post subject: trans woes
PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2005 10:30 pm 
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Hello,

Does anybody know how to make these bikes shift better?

I have a 1974 Rickman 125MX with a Zundapp engine.

No mods yet, but looking for a E.C. Brit pipe.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2005 6:53 am 
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Location: College Park, MD
Contact John Wernsdorfer at WRS, 717-246-1554. He has raced, bought/sold, and fixed many Rick-zaps over the years. I know he has the parts and knowledge to fix your tranny problem.

As for the E.C Brit pipe, I believe you are looking for an E.C. Burt pipe. I thought EC died in the late 80's, but i thought one of my friends was dead , and he e-mailed me the other day.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2005 1:50 pm 
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Look what I found on a Briggs and Stratton website , purely by accident.
E C BIRT DISTRIBUTING CO
1309 OLD CHARLOTTE PK
DICKSON, TN, 37055
(615) 446-6807

OD


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2005 1:30 am 
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Thanks for the phone numbers original dirt.

I wonder if they have any old pipes still laying around!


Chris


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 Post subject: Zundapp 125 shifting
PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2006 4:50 pm 
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A KTM dealer (Canada) told me to use Shell Mercon ATF as trans oil. My bike is not easy to shift but is OK. I never rode the bike with 80 wt. as recommended. From what I have read, you must shift with authority.
Does your bike have the stop mounted above the shift lever. If using ATF, I understand the oil should be changed frequently.
Sterling


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2006 8:07 pm 
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FYI Mercon ATF is roughly 75w gear oil weight. A good motorcycle specific trans lube at 80w has more additive goodies in the mix to make shifting more likable than straight ATF.
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