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Old 04-25-2014, 11:27 AM
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Dropped a new motor on yestrerday. Runs smooth. But I have a squealing noise when I let off the throttle with the clutch engaged. When I disengage the clutch, the squealing stops. Not sure what is causing this. Tried adjusting the clutch. There's no slipping on acceleration. So I'm kinda stumped. Runs quiet on acceleration and steady throttle. Just squeals when I let off.
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Old 04-25-2014, 12:26 PM
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Old 04-25-2014, 12:29 PM
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I'd first pack the bucking bar & bearing with a large glob of grease & see if that cures it.
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Old 04-25-2014, 12:30 PM
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Dropped a new motor on yestrerday. Runs smooth. But I have a squealing noise when I let off the throttle with the clutch engaged. When I disengage the clutch, the squealing stops. Not sure what is causing this. Tried adjusting the clutch. There's no slipping on acceleration. So I'm kinda stumped. Runs quiet on acceleration and steady throttle. Just squeals when I let off.
have you remover cover on left side of engine and made sure that the bucking bar and the 8mm ball bearing that is inside the clutch shaft have plenty of good high temp grease on them?

you might also run the engine with the right side clutch cover removed and see if you can tell if the squealing noise is coming from that area or not.

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Old 04-25-2014, 12:30 PM
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I'd first pack the bucking bar & bearing with a large glob of grease & see if that cures it.
Thats funny we were typing same basic thing at the same time....LOL!
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Old 04-25-2014, 02:50 PM
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Old 04-25-2014, 03:41 PM
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Old 04-25-2014, 06:40 PM
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I pulled out the beast yesterday, it's probably 4 months since it was ridden.. (I've been riding the cruiser instead for a bit). Rocked it side-to-side to swish up the tank and it started on the first drop of the clutch and was eager to shake the shop dust off.

Today a friend of mine came over to look at one of the others, so we pulled it and the beast out and went for coffee. He bought it pretty much as soon as the kickstand went down at the coffee shop, and he'll be grinning for days at least. The timing's really good, actually, as that puts cash on my pocket today and I've already got my 'paddle' for tomorrow's police auction of unclaimed bikes. I've had a preview look, there are some cruisers worth thinking about and a slighty rough looking CG motorized bicycle up for auction. If I can score it for a decent price, I'll be happy.
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Old 04-25-2014, 09:56 PM
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So I made a new pedal chain to replace my recently snapped one. My crooked coaster sprocket was just knocked out of place on the hub, and was just held on by its retainer clip (nice design there). So far so good.
My recent breakdown could be blamed my my quite very fouled plug. It's as black and gooey as I've ever seen so I'm reckoning it's running rich as. Time to learn the art of playing with fuel ratios.
So far so good with fixing my bike right? Well I just was saying that when.....
Lucky I was there as the thin-walled tubing that the kick-stand is welded to ripped out. The bike slowly leaned over, then fell just as I caught it. So I'll guess I'll make up a bulking type bracket and decide on wether I do some welding later (need to borrow one).
Not all bad I guess. I'll put it down to teething with my new bike.
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Old 04-25-2014, 11:21 PM
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Looks like I'm about to do my first clip-moving mix adjustment on my stock nt carb.

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