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Old 10-24-2009, 07:07 PM
zeppelinboy zeppelinboy is offline
Motorized Bicycle Newbie
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: colorado
Posts: 7
Default new member - first install - questions? of course

Hello everyone,

I am a new member in Boulder Colorado. I have been readingthe forum for awhile, but this is my first post.

I have just finished installing a DAX F80 and SBP shift kit on an old trek and just took it out for an initial shakedown.

I got the motor running and powering the bike, but I am having trouble with pedal stiffness.

That is, when I have the clutch actuated (lever pulled, not connected to the motor), the pedals are very difficult to pedal. There seems to be quite alot of drag in the clutch assembly. I know that the drag is coming from the clutch assembly because I can remove the engine chain and pedal normally and spin the jackshaft.

So, my question is, what amount of drag from the clutch assembly is considered normal?

Does the stiffness loosen up over time?

Other information:

My clutch actuator only swings about 15. If actuated by hand,instead of the cable, it can swing almost 90. Does the flywheel sprocket have less drag the more the clutch actuator swings? Even at 90 I cannot turn the flywheel sprocket by hand.

I am fairly confident that my clutch is fully disengaging because if I lift the back wheel when the clutch is actuated, it does not spin at all.

Thanks in advance for your help!

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