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Old 01-21-2015, 10:42 AM
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Default Re: what did you do to your motorized bicycle today?

Originally Posted by Davezilla View Post
That's a good point...

I was going to suggest borrowing the key from the bevel gear and putting it in the missing spot on the clutch shaft, the bevel gear won't slip without a key due to it's taper fir, but it needs to be torqued down to about 10 lb/ft using a bolt and washer in place of that screw.
When I put the centrifugal clutch on mine (until I broke it) there's no key for the shaft extension so just the torque on the bolt and the taper fit holds it and keeps it from slipping. I doubt you could get the screw that's in it now tight enough so if you do try this, find a bolt with the right thread size and a washer, it does need to be fairly tight.
i've got 3 keys in my motor right now all made from welding rod i put in the vice and just used a file to cut it to shape... they seem to work pretty well... no issues yet and over 500 miles on them...
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