problems with clutch not engaging not sure very frustrated help!

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by jshaw71, Aug 4, 2014.

  1. jshaw71

    jshaw71 New Member

    I have been having problems with my motor from the begining.
     

  2. Slaz

    Slaz New Member

    This happened to me on the way home, I opened the clutch up and there is a tiny pin that holds the clutch arm down that was sticking out, solved my problem
     
  3. crassius

    crassius Well-Known Member

    need WAY more info about this problem - checked cable adjustment?, checked flower nut adjustment? etc etc
     
  4. marshall johnson

    marshall johnson New Member

    I'm having the problem of the clutch arm popping out. I pulled the cover and can see i don't have a pin or even a hole where the pin should be. Should i make my own? Any suggestion will be helpful. thank you.
     
  5. Post pictures please.
     
  6. crassius

    crassius Well-Known Member

    need a pic - hole is often covered by epoxy to keep pin in place
     
  7. marshall johnson

    marshall johnson New Member

    okay after further inspection i found it. thank you guys. now i got to figure out how to replace it.
     
  8. Frankenstein

    Frankenstein Active Member

    I would suggest you talk to the people who sold you the motor, that pin is a pretty hard thing to just lose or break. In fact it's rare enough that it's nearly unheard of. The seller should send you a new clutch cover honestly. If it's outside a warranty or had none then buy another cover or epoxy a pin or piece of nail in its place.

    Really strange you're missing that part really...
     
  9. Frankenstein

    Frankenstein Active Member

    Well that may be very true and good and all but what exactly is it doing? It's either you installed the cable too tight, the flower nut (Google it) is too loose, you're missing a gear, or you forgot to install the chain.

    It's also possible that your motor is missing a Woodruff key somewhere and it feels like it won't engage because it's slipping. Pull the right side cover off, then roll the bike or just the rear wheel with the clutch out, if it's slipping you'll see a nut or something obvious not moving while the rest does.

    Untill we know more about what's not happening we can't tell you what to do. Figure it out and post the results.
     
  10. marshall johnson

    marshall johnson New Member

    I guess the pin broke. the top part of it is still there I'm gonna try drilling it out and replace it. Where is a good place to buy a new cover if need be?
     
  11. crassius

    crassius Well-Known Member

    easy to replace by drilling right through cover from inside, then putting a small machine screw through the hole with a nut inside - a 10-32 screw usually works
     
  12. Frankenstein

    Frankenstein Active Member

    Good idea I'd probably use 8-32, happens a 8-32 is nearly universal to as an electrical outlet/lightswitch cover screw. My house has a near endless supply and they are just the right length. The one that keeps the plate up against the wall hiding the innards of the outlet. Certainly you have a missing cover or 2 in the garage or basement or nursery you can pull another to match. Or stop by the hardware store and pick up some plates and screws to fix the electrical hazard (not my first pick but...)

    How do they get that pin in there anyhow? Is it cast in? I've never seen one fall out but the way you suggest it sounds like you have.
     
  13. marshall johnson

    marshall johnson New Member

    damn good fix, thank you.
     
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