80cc Dual Start question

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  1. hollistev

    hollistev New Member

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    I am in the the process of installing an 80CC dual start engine setup on my bike. The dual start means that it has a pull rope and a centrifugal clutch mechanism. I have noticed that the clutch arm that goes into the chain sprocket area has absolutely no resistance to it, and appears to have no function at all. I can turn it completely around in the block. Does anyone think that this engine setup has done away with the clutch mechanism due to the pull start and centrifugal clutch? Is there really a reason for a clutch cable on a setup like this one, other that to start the bike when peddling? Thanks
     
  2. Russell

    Russell Active Member

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    I also have a 80/66cc dual start. You have a problem. The manual should opperate as on a standared motor. My (guess) is that the manual clutch is way out of adjustment. Did you purchase this motor from BOY gofast?
     
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    Cabinfever1977 New Member

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    you also need to disengage the clutch to pull start or the bike will take off on u unless u hold in the brake.
     
  4. buzzkill

    buzzkill New Member

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    Pull off the cover that has the lever on it(3 screws) and make sure that the pin that goes into the jackshaft that pushes on the clutch i there, I bet it is missing.
     
  5. hollistev

    hollistev New Member

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    Thanks guys, on a second check now that I have the sprocket cover off, the center clutch pin does appear to be functioning correctly, and I now get what appears to be normal resistance when I place the cover back on. May have been temporarily stuck in the "in" position. I think I should be ok now. Really appreciate the quick responses. Also included in the kit was a multi-function clutch/brake lever. Kind of funny that they advertise this unit as a "three speed" shift mechanism, when actually it appears to only be used as a normal in/out clutch lever. It does has three individual level settings, but from what I'm seeing, it only will use two of the settings to engage or disengage the clutch. Thanks again for the help........
     
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    John-Forrest New Member

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    I have a question about this as well. I have been informed that you cannot have a pull-start without a centrifugal clutch. I recently received this dual-start 80 cc engine kit from TheLaShop. It obviously has a pull-start on the left side, but I see no accompanying centrifugal clutch on the right side. (Unless it's built underneath pull-start?) Is it possible to have a pull-start WITHOUT a centrifugal clutch?
     
  7. Scotchmo

    Scotchmo New Member

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    There is an HT style motor available without the manual clutch. It has a pull start and a two-way centrifugal clutch. The more common one-way centrifugal clutch retrofits retain the manual clutch.
     

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    fall_down_stand_up New Member

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    That is one nice looking engine....Were can I buy one that looks like that?Also I would like to know if the pull start will get in the way of the factory pedals....Would I have to change out to a wider pedal crank setup?Does anyone know of a distributor that sells the engines with just the centrifucal clutch added but without the pull start?I see no need to have the pull start(just more crap on the bike to work on)....
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    John-John
     
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    Kevlarr New Member

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    I'll bet it does because looking at the kits with pull starts and the centrifugal clutch they come with a wider crank.
     
  10. silverbear

    silverbear The Boy Who Never Grew Up

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    You can also use a crank with shorter arms so that the pedal travels under the pull start mechanism. Should clear the centrifugal clutch as well. How well do thes 2 stroke centrifugal clutches work?
    Silverbear
     
  11. Brian Jackson

    Brian Jackson New Member

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    Does anyone have instructions on how to install a pull start?
    Mine will be mounted on both sides of the motor.
     

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