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Cheers Anthony, so it might be worth fitting since i have it lying around, would be a mild improvement. Just need to remove the PAS bits.

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Callum
On 6/17/2013 at 10:19 PM, dave richards said:

if it is the standard manual rack check the spring and piston behind that puts pressure on the pinion as i found mine was stuck and no pressure being applied this gave a similar situation to the one you describe with free movement in the rack

Where is this? 

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JeffR

If the 205 is similar to this 405 rack, it's behind the metal cover circled.

 

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Callum

Okay once I remove the cap how should it look it in there? If it is dry do i need to pack with grease etc.?

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JeffR

It's been quite a few years since I serviced the rack but basically behind the cover are one or two spacing or centralising washers, a spring which pushes against a circular nylon block shaped to the back or the long rack.

Yep, lubricate with as much grease as you can get in there.

Be extra careful on re-assembly as I found it was easy for the centralising washer (or spring) to not align properly which gave me a nervous feel through the wheel.

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ArthurH

My son and I are in a similar position of trying to find some play in his rack - so the previous advice is very useful.  Regarding the plastic cap: it has a big chunk missing.  I have seen other photos on this forum of similarly damaged caps.  Exhaust heat?  Is it there to keep water out?  Should it have grease packed underneath?  Are replacements available?

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