Developed a Squeak

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  1. MrLarkins

    MrLarkins HS Math Teacher

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    well, I developed a squeak and it occurs when I hold in the clutch lever...any ideas?

    gettin some major vibration at about 3/4 throttle, not the normal vibrations mind you...it vibrates so much the motor can't accelerate past it.

    any ideas on that? are they related? where should i look?
     
  2. MrLarkins

    MrLarkins HS Math Teacher

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    well, whats the solution?
     
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    search--clutch adjustment--bike maintence
     
  4. Bikeguy Joe

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    Really? me too.
     
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    Mr Larkins- Is it a continuous squeal or just a momentary sqeek?
     
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    continuous
     
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    misteright1_99 New Member

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    When I think of squeak, I think bearing.....
     
  8. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    Bearings? I'd at least grease all the bearing in the drive area. Remove the clutch cable holder and shoot some lithium grease or chain lube down the hole with a red straw.
     
  9. Wheel Rush

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    Bike Guy,
    It would be nice if I had a diagram but they did not send one,

    please tell me exactly where are you talking about here ?

    I'd at least grease all the bearing in the drive area. Remove the clutch cable holder and shoot some lithium grease or chain lube down the hole with a red straw.


    Are you meaning the clutch control post at end of cable ?
     
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    Yes, the post at the end of the cable, (number 32 I think in the diagram) remove it and get some heavy oil down in there.
     
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    I recently had put on a new cylinder and have developed a squeak that is continuous and im hoping that it isnt because of that?? Any idea of what it is?
     
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    So here's my dilemma: My motor was working decent, then I put the clutch on and let it idle for a few minutes to break the motor in while I went inside. It was raining outside. When I came back outside, the bike was off, and now when I pedal it and release the clutch it makes a horrible squeek sound every time it tries to turn over and it won't start. Any ideas???
     
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    Check for a leaky head gasket.
     
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    Hey everyone, this is my first post, however I have been reading this forum and riding for about a year now. Great place to get information, thought I should start sharing some love.

    This same thing actually happened to me last week, and after assuming it was the bearings and removing the clutch case, I found that the real problem was the clutch stay pin (the one holding the vertical position of the clutch shaft) poking out and scraping the chain. I pushed it back in, put some marine epoxy overtop, and replaced the cover. After that no squeaking, have ridden about 60km / ~37 miles. Give it a try, hopefully it's an easy fix like mine was. Good luck!
     

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