Clutch issue

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  1. Mars4

    Mars4 New Member

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    Just got new motor from eBay this is my second build. The bike rolls freely when I press clutch and release it. It always rolls freely. Removed all 3 sprockets to check the keys all fine. Still does the same thing not sure what to do
     
  2. gill vanderwerf

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    do you mean it does not engage the clutch?
     
  3. Mars4

    Mars4 New Member

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    The clutch engages but when I let go it still rolls like it's engaged when it isn't
     
  4. Venice Motor Bikes

    Venice Motor Bikes Custom Builder / Dealer/Los Angeles

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    My first guess is that you might have the clutch cable too tight
     
  5. bairdco

    bairdco a guy who makes cool bikes

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    Or you need to adjust the flower nut.
     
  6. Mars4

    Mars4 New Member

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    Adjusted it same issue
     
  7. Mars4

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    I also disconnected the clutch cable completely and the bike and chain still roll
     
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    Mars4 New Member

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    I've tried loose, tight it still rolls
     
  9. bairdco

    bairdco a guy who makes cool bikes

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    Check and see if the clutch plate is stuck to the pucks. Sometimes new engines kinda glue themselves together and you have to whack it with a rubber mallet or something.
     
  10. Mars4

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    Thanks I tried that also. Took the entire clutch apart checked spring and put it back together still doing it. The spring on the shaft was so tight loosened it. A little better but still rolls without pressing clutch
     
  11. Venice Motor Bikes

    Venice Motor Bikes Custom Builder / Dealer/Los Angeles

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    take the side covers off... roll the bike & figure out whats turning (& whats not) & report back here.
     
  12. Mars4

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    All 3 gears
     
  13. Greg58

    Greg58 Well-Known Member

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    If the small gear is moving and the engine is not turning over either the key under the gear is broke or missing, the compression should provide resistance to make the clutch freewheel.
     
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    Greg58 Well-Known Member

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    This is very strange, I'll be watching to see what you find.
     
  15. Venice Motor Bikes

    Venice Motor Bikes Custom Builder / Dealer/Los Angeles

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    Post pictures of them!
     
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    Mars4 New Member

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    I can turn the small great with my hand and it moves the Piston up and down.
     
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    Yes it is strange I'm at a loss not sure what to do. I'll keep at it
     
  18. Venice Motor Bikes

    Venice Motor Bikes Custom Builder / Dealer/Los Angeles

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    So is the piston going up & down when you roll the back wheel?


    You need to post some pictures because you're not making much sense.
     
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    the sprocket that the chain is attached to is not supposed to turn unless you squeeze the clutch.mine turns no matter what whether you squeeze a clutch or let go of the clutch
     
  20. Mars4

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    Maybe I'm wrong but that's how the other bike is that I built
     

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