Help for a newbie

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  1. Eric1138

    Eric1138 New Member

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    Hi,

    I just finished putting an 80 CC motor kit on my Trek mountain bike:

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    I have a mystery part left over. Anyone know what this is? (sorry for the blurry picture, my camera won't zoom):

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    Also, the motor doesn't allow the back wheel to turn freely.

    Any help is much appreciated.
     
  2. hiker472

    hiker472 New Member

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    Hello and welcome to the forum!

    That thing comes with all the kits and is the doohickey you use when you pull the gear for removing the clutch. There's a thread on this forum for using it and, by golly, I can't remember where it is.......someone help me out.
     
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    hiker472 New Member

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    Do you mean when it is running? When the clutch is squeezed, the wheel should spin freely.
     
  4. Technocyclist

    Technocyclist Motorized Bicycle Senior Technologist

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    Welcome to the forum... If you squeeze the clutch lever, the rear wheel should spin freely. If not, the chain might be touching the crankcase or you need to adjust your clutch cable or the clutch itself...
     
  5. Saddletramp1200

    Saddletramp1200 Custom MB Buiilder

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    Eric, Welcome to THE forum. That gear puller is something you might to hang onto. To buy one is about 16.00 usd.
     
  6. misteright1_99

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  7. Eric1138

    Eric1138 New Member

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    Thank you everyone! Now I know what that tool is for, and I downloaded the video in case I ever have to use it.

    The clutch cable had too much slack, so it wasn't operating the clutch arm. It engages now and the wheel can turn freely.

    Now I just have to wait for Spring so I can ride it...

    .boogy1a
     
  8. TexasDav

    TexasDav New Member

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    Welcome to the forum. Hope you figure whats stopping you from free wheeling with the clutch lever locked down.
     
  9. hiker472

    hiker472 New Member

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    Glad to hear you got it fixed!! ........now if someone would invent a heated cab for these bikes!
     
  10. Technocyclist

    Technocyclist Motorized Bicycle Senior Technologist

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    You mean something like this:
     

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  11. Finfan

    Finfan New Member

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    That would be nice providing you can find a pipe long enough to put the exhaust outside of the enclosure!
     
  12. Dave31

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    Welcome to the forum, glad you joined us (^)
     

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