My Tip: Removing the Coaster Brake
Yesterday I removed the coaster as it been a problem from the start. First couldn't get around the new 44t gear.. 2nd couldn't make a bracket to hold the new bent arm.. 3rd Make bracket and it broke when riding 3 times getting home..
4th Removing the whole coaster brake pads from the hub and adding 3 washers.. 5th find out that now it free wheels nice but it takes 2 cycles to get the gear to engage..
Ended up taking everyones idea and did the washers and spring action. Ill attached a photo of what it looks like and so far tonight it works.
What I did is build from the axle the cone > bearing > 2 washers > Spring from coaster clutch > 2 more washers > then the clutch > and the rest of the build leaving the same.
How it runs:
It engages right off the bat ! Quickly every time no soft spot.. problem back peddling is not really there.. 1 or 2 back pedals and everything gets tight and you can feel the spring..
Not sure how long this will hold up but its very tight and hopefully will be my trick..