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The New Big Red

Trikes (tricycle) and recumbent bicycles can give the ultimate in comfort for cruising on long trips or just around town. Ad an engine and they will really turn some heads.


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Old 07-13-2013, 05:12 AM
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I was looking at that spring. It isn't broken but it may be bad. In answer to your question about the shoes. Yes, when the engine is off they don't touch the drum. I tried idling down the engine to see if that would help. It didn't. The problem in finding a replacement set of springs, there are 2, would be finding the right tension.

Thanks for all your help. I appreciate it. It probably would have helped if I had used the correct terminology. I think I'll just go ahead and order a new clutch.

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Pirate Cycles had the centrifugal clutch for $30.00. But they were out of them. I ended up ordering 1 from JNMotors for $34.95 + $20.00 for shipping. Shipping really ran up the price! Well, it will be here this Friday. But I'm going camping Friday and won't be back until Monday. So maybe Tuesday I'll have an update.

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It doesn't fit! My shaft is too big around for it. Back to the drawing board I guess.

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There was an insert in it. Apparently so it would fit a smaller shaft. I took out the insert and it fits just right. BUT...the bike still will not set at idle without the bike wanting to take off. That, of course, stalls the motor.

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