Clutch problems/ high resistance and reversed lever

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by Crysisfreak7, May 25, 2014.

  1. CTripps

    CTripps Active Member

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    To move the clutch lever by hand you can use a box-end wrench if the cable's not attached yet. Slide it over the clutch lever and use it as an extension lever. Otherwise I'll sometimes lock a pair of vice grips (or just use pliers/channel locks)on to the clutch arm where it pivots and turn it from there (not the nut on top, it comes undone to change the position of the clutch arm relative to the mechanism).
     
  2. 2door

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    I don't know what you're referring to as "the flywheel".

    Are you trying to rotate the crankshaft with the spark plug installed? You need to take the plug out so you're not fighting compression.

    Tom
     
  3. MotorBicycleRacing

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    You lever the 10 tooth sprocket with the chain removed and
    it's easiest with the motor lying on your work bench on it's side
    with the sprocket side facing up.

    Also the clutch ARM on the case has to be pushed down when you
    lever the sprocket to break the clutch free.

    I use a 5" long cheater tube which slips over the ARM.
     

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