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Old 10-25-2014, 11:17 AM
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Default Re: what did you do to your motorized bicycle today?

Swapping sprockets to change ratios for an experimental clutch. Gnarling the driven shaft. It was not turning the bearings and wore valleys in the shaft. That was a new one on me and didn't know what was causing it until Russel pointed it out.

Thanks, Russel!

Originally Posted by crassius View Post
I have similar for my CDI tester, but decided not to try one for the whole motor as the shaft may get its threads stripped when trying to start a high compression motor, plus I may get my wrist broken if I don't get the drill off that nut very quickly when the motor starts.
That is great, Crassius. Must make DXing a breeze. Did you post a thread?

You guys got me thinking. I have an old exercise bike thing in the cellar. The rear wheel is just a huge flywheel. Gotta think about this. Would be really hard to get started. hmmmm.....

But for a regular engine stand and to start the engine with a drill (batt. operated for power outages, to be used as a generator) Use a ratcheting socket?
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