Camel woodruff key

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Camel woodruff key

Postby forzamacchi » 24 Aug 2020 23:44

Hello everyone,
I am the new owner of an 81' Camel. The bike is just about to hit the road after some upgrades and repairs. The bike had been running rough and I discovered a sheared woodruff key. Does anyone have the correct measurements so I can source a new one? I have temporarily created my own by cutting down a larger key, but this is obviously a short term solution.
Thanks in advance!
Ben
1981 Morini Camel 500
2019 Husqvarna Svartpilen 401
1967 Aermacchi 250
1958 FB Mondial 175 Superturismo
1957 Ceccato 125 Sport Lusso
1955 Sterzi 125 Turismo
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Re: Camel woodruff key

Postby Ming » 25 Aug 2020 06:30

If you mean the key which locates the flywheel / stator, I don't think it's essential as there are no 'trigger points' involved (apart from the timing marks), so the running of the bike will not be affected. The taper and torque of the nut should hold the flywheel in place adequately. I may have a spare key I can measure (if I can find it's 'safe' storing place).
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Re: Camel woodruff key

Postby MickeyMoto » 25 Aug 2020 09:40

Unless the 81 has Kokusan ignition! :)
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Re: Camel woodruff key

Postby Kamel » 25 Aug 2020 12:08

Welcome Ben, which model is it? How about some pics?

Presuming you are talking about the alternator rotor key according to what I can see it's part number 28.01.16 and dimensions are 3 x 5R 6.5

You will find this a pretty handy resource..

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/ ... E1GeGtFZVE


Cheers,

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Re: Camel woodruff key

Postby forzamacchi » 27 Aug 2020 15:58

Ming wrote:If you mean the key which locates the flywheel / stator, I don't think it's essential as there are no 'trigger points' involved (apart from the timing marks), so the running of the bike will not be affected. The taper and torque of the nut should hold the flywheel in place adequately. I may have a spare key I can measure (if I can find it's 'safe' storing place).


Yes! That was the location I was referring to.... I actually think what happened is that I loosened, inspected then failed to re tighten....lol.... Thank you! Ben
1981 Morini Camel 500
2019 Husqvarna Svartpilen 401
1967 Aermacchi 250
1958 FB Mondial 175 Superturismo
1957 Ceccato 125 Sport Lusso
1955 Sterzi 125 Turismo
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Re: Camel woodruff key

Postby forzamacchi » 27 Aug 2020 16:01

Hello Kamel,
It is an 81' MK1 Camel. Ming was correct as I was talking about the flywheel over the stator. WOW! That is a fantastic resource. Thank you so much! Ben


Kamel wrote:Welcome Ben, which model is it? How about some pics?

Presuming you are talking about the alternator rotor key according to what I can see it's part number 28.01.16 and dimensions are 3 x 5R 6.5

You will find this a pretty handy resource..

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/ ... E1GeGtFZVE


Cheers,

Kamel.
1981 Morini Camel 500
2019 Husqvarna Svartpilen 401
1967 Aermacchi 250
1958 FB Mondial 175 Superturismo
1957 Ceccato 125 Sport Lusso
1955 Sterzi 125 Turismo
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Re: Camel woodruff key

Postby forzamacchi » 27 Aug 2020 16:17

Hello again Kamel,
The dimensions of the woodruff key would be 3mm wide, 5mm high, 6.5mm long? Thanks, Ben

forzamacchi wrote:Hello Kamel,
It is an 81' MK1 Camel. Ming was correct as I was talking about the flywheel over the stator. WOW! That is a fantastic resource. Thank you so much! Ben


Kamel wrote:Welcome Ben, which model is it? How about some pics?

Presuming you are talking about the alternator rotor key according to what I can see it's part number 28.01.16 and dimensions are 3 x 5R 6.5

You will find this a pretty handy resource..

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/ ... E1GeGtFZVE


Cheers,

Kamel.
1981 Morini Camel 500
2019 Husqvarna Svartpilen 401
1967 Aermacchi 250
1958 FB Mondial 175 Superturismo
1957 Ceccato 125 Sport Lusso
1955 Sterzi 125 Turismo
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Re: Camel woodruff key

Postby Kamel » 30 Aug 2020 17:10

Hey Ben, apologies, I've been busy with other classic vehicle ownership issues. :(

Yes i believe that is the right way to read the dimensions.

How about posting some pics?

This is my recently completed Camel Mk2 (well I think it's a Mk2)....
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Cheers,

Kamel






forzamacchi wrote:Hello again Kamel,
The dimensions of the woodruff key would be 3mm wide, 5mm high, 6.5mm long? Thanks, Ben

forzamacchi wrote:Hello Kamel,
It is an 81' MK1 Camel. Ming was correct as I was talking about the flywheel over the stator. WOW! That is a fantastic resource. Thank you so much! Ben


Kamel wrote:Welcome Ben, which model is it? How about some pics?

Presuming you are talking about the alternator rotor key according to what I can see it's part number 28.01.16 and dimensions are 3 x 5R 6.5

You will find this a pretty handy resource..

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/ ... E1GeGtFZVE


Cheers,

Kamel.
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Re: Camel woodruff key

Postby forzamacchi » 05 Sep 2020 15:08

Hello Kamel!
Your bike is quite lovely..... My bike should be ready for the road today! I will take plenty of photos....fingers crossed. Ben
1981 Morini Camel 500
2019 Husqvarna Svartpilen 401
1967 Aermacchi 250
1958 FB Mondial 175 Superturismo
1957 Ceccato 125 Sport Lusso
1955 Sterzi 125 Turismo
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Re: Camel woodruff key

Postby forzamacchi » 06 Sep 2020 17:21

Here is my bike!
ImageIMG_20200905_152837_390 by staticvoid1975, on Flickr

Cheers,
Ben
1981 Morini Camel 500
2019 Husqvarna Svartpilen 401
1967 Aermacchi 250
1958 FB Mondial 175 Superturismo
1957 Ceccato 125 Sport Lusso
1955 Sterzi 125 Turismo
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Re: Camel woodruff key

Postby Steve Brown » 06 Sep 2020 19:44

Nice!
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Re: Camel woodruff key

Postby Kamel » 06 Sep 2020 22:27

Very nice Ben !

That a steel tank?
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Re: Camel woodruff key

Postby forzamacchi » 07 Sep 2020 02:50

Thank you! Yes, it is a steel tank... Ben

Kamel wrote:Very nice Ben !

That a steel tank?
1981 Morini Camel 500
2019 Husqvarna Svartpilen 401
1967 Aermacchi 250
1958 FB Mondial 175 Superturismo
1957 Ceccato 125 Sport Lusso
1955 Sterzi 125 Turismo
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Re: Camel woodruff key

Postby forzamacchi » 07 Sep 2020 03:00

Thanks!
Steve Brown wrote:Nice!
1981 Morini Camel 500
2019 Husqvarna Svartpilen 401
1967 Aermacchi 250
1958 FB Mondial 175 Superturismo
1957 Ceccato 125 Sport Lusso
1955 Sterzi 125 Turismo
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