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Old 11-12-2011, 03:29 PM
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Default Re: what did you do to your motor bike today?

I almost had it started today, but...

I have been trying to get it to fire using a drill on the magneto side of the crankshaft.


I had replaced the stock, cheapo nut with a grade 5. I was turning it over fine, getting spark and it was making the chugging-thugging sound of a 2 stroke. I sprayed a little starting fluid in the plug hole, and occasionally into the carb intake.
Then I started getting the occasional bang. The bangs began to come more frequently, until it sounded like it was wanting to start running.

Then......ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ - The sound of the drill spinning without any resistance. The grade 5 nut ate the threads right off the end of the crankshaft!

Back to trying to get it to start manually.
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