Acceleration without power

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  1. unknown03

    unknown03 New Member

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    Whenever i do wide open throttle uphill, my bicycle would make the accelerating sounds but it only gives little power. Which means, i have to pedal to help it.

    My bicycle seems to run very well on flat roads except uphill.
     
  2. xseler

    xseler Well-Known Member

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    Sounds to me, that your clutch needs to be adjusted or the clutch pads need to be replaced. On level ground, there isn't as much 'resistance' to movement as there is going up an incline.

    Good luck in your fix!!
     
  3. unknown03

    unknown03 New Member

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    Could you please tell me how to adjust my clutch?
     
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    xseler Well-Known Member

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    Huffydavidson STREETRACER/MANUFACTURER

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    One the best ways to learn here is try to do a search yourself.
     
  7. unknown03

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    Thank you guys for the response.

    @kioshk i did that already few days ago. However it doesnt work to me.

    I might be doing it wrong but thats why im here to ask for help.

    I did a lot of research.

    My problem still remains the same.
     
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    look up 4-stroking here & on youtube - you may need to find a sweet-spot in your throttle position to get it to 2-stroke uphill if the engine is new

    also, it may be that your compression is low - do you have a compression gauge?
     
  10. Kioshk

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    Your clutch-spring, the BIG one on the drive-shaft between the clutch and drive-sprocket, may need more compression. You can access the adjustment nut by unscrewing the clutch-cable saddle. You'll need a small allen-wrench or screwdriver to perform the procedure...do some searching, Grasshopper.
     
  11. Kioshk

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    Also, your clutch pads MIGHT be contaminared with water or oil; this is easier to remedy. Remove the clutch-plate and spray it and the clutch-pads with plenty of brake-cleaner. Be sure to plop a small dollop of axle-grease on the TOP vertex of where the gears mesh.
     
  12. unknown03

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    Thank you guys for the response.

    I fixed my problem already.

    What i did is locked in the clutch lever and adjust the flower nut clockwise with my finger. I did try adjusting the flower nut before but only using sparkplug tool as shown in this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAp8h9WRXwI

    However that did not fix my problem. SO instead, i used my clutch lever to adjust it.

    then ZOOM! :D
     
  13. unknown03

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    Just a question.

    There are bearings right behind the clutch-plate. Should i avoid spraying those bearings?

    Or do i need to take those pads out 1 by 1 and spray them?
     
  14. maniac57

    maniac57 Old, Fat, and still faster than you

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    Spray everything clean, then put a LITTLE BIT of oil or grease on the bearings. Too much will just sling around and make it slip.
     
  15. unknown03

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    Alright, thank you sir for the reply :D
     

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