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Old 08-28-2011, 12:33 AM
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Rust - I would love to see someone do up a guide to doing a proper clutch ring removal without splitting the case for bearing access, and ring/plate maintenance.
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Old 08-28-2011, 12:39 AM
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Well G, I'm kind of a hack, so I couldn't do 'proper'... but I could u/l some pics to Lord Vader and he could add them to his tutorial thingy, which is already there...
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Old 08-28-2011, 12:42 AM
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LOL@"proper".

I hear ya there. Once I figure it out, I'm going to do a video in segments on full teardown on an HT.
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Old 08-28-2011, 12:54 AM
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:-)

video would be bang-up fancy!
...but Norm's chalkboard method is dandy for people who may have bandwidth situations.
These really ARE simple engines.
I think the prob is they mixed a little too much cheep in w/simple!
Oh well.

thinkin more..Ouch! that hurts!
video WITH audio track MIGHT be a big help with the most complicated part of an HT.
setting up a cns.
properly.
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Old 08-28-2011, 03:24 AM
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Hooray. I got to ride mine today. I went to town to get some stuff from Lowes. I'm sick of the construction. Some ijit almost hit me and ran over a schnieder egg just so he could pass me, then slam his brakes to turn into his street. Jerk. Oh well, the rest of the ride was nice, with a cool breeze that says goodbye to summer, and a cricket symphony.
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Old 08-28-2011, 03:33 AM
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If you use a grease gun and rubber tip to pack grease through the left side where the little steel cyclinder and ball go in (clutch throwout), won't it grease those little bbs?

What about white lithium grease in the can with red straw?


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I'm coming to agree with you, Acraze, that the motorized bicycle may be the perfect commuter ticket...

I been looking at factory moped models, and recall a honda hobbit we had, and got rid of !!! because of poor handling... and I'm looking at all the scooter available now, and their prices... I don't really care for scooters much, though I remember a friends Honda Helix that was pretty plush.

I'm thinkin I'd just as soon stay below the radar with a MAB, as opposed to getting a mc and all the regs for them.

MAB is dandy for going over to see the doc, or the redbox, or the likker store.
Still gotta build a nice basket, though... and maybe a trailer, too.

Well, I did work on my motorized bicycle today...
Finally got out the spiffy little tool and pulled the complete clutch out, then the pinion gear.

Good ole Norm, Lord Vader, has NOT included in his great motor instructions that to access the bearings inside the clutch hub you need to have three little tiny pins AND a press. Them lil china fellers seem to rely on a press fit to keep the main part of the clutch together... figgers...

lol all I wanted to do was grease them 56 ball bearings and I still can't get it apart! lol and when I DO grease em, the design is gonna sling that grease directly onto the clutch pucks! Whew.
I dunno...

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Old 08-28-2011, 11:55 AM
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waiting for my new pair of thorn proof tubes for my MB. Haven't seen them for a few years. I hate fixing flats and I am no fan of slime. last time I used thorn proof tubes and tire protectors on my commuter bike I wore a three inch bald spot on my tire and I still did not get a flat.

I don't see as well as I used to, so I have a harder time spotting those bits of glass and junk in the road. I used to ride one of my bikes with sew-ups for a thirty mile commute(I used to be thirty pounds lighter to) without worrying about flats.

I should get it by next week and will se if they work as well as I remember.


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Old 08-28-2011, 03:07 PM
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HCS, No... squirting excessive grease in the end of the sprocket shaft where the bucking bar is inserted will NOT lube the (56) little tiny ball bearings the clutch rides on. Doing that would just send a bunch of grease onto the clutch pads, if you pumped a whole lot in there...
Actually, ANY grease on the (56) lil tiny bb's will end up on the clutch pads!
It's a bad point in the design with no real fix.

I hope to post some pics, and dialogue over in Lord Vader's thread that will clearly show what is going on in there. Norm may consider my efforts worthy of incorporating into his tutorial??? :-)

...always a fly in the ointment... I can dis-assemble further, for pics, OR, re-assemble so I can ride the lil thing! lol
Nice WX here in Kalifornia. sry to read abt you Irene fellows. Sounds messy.

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Old 08-28-2011, 11:22 PM
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bent my exhaust pipe with a torch & a garden weasel prong....picked up a new skill & gained about an inch of clearance between the pipe & the front tire.

After trying about 10 different combinations of parts from beat up rear wheels, I've decided to throw in the towel & just buy a new one. I would have upgraded it soon anyway....might as well do it now.
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Old 08-28-2011, 11:45 PM
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i put on a front tire and rim. straightened the forks. replaced the fuel filter. fixed carb leak(kinda). started it for the first time!
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