wheels lock on pedal start in wet conditions; normal?

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by iron_monkey, Jul 8, 2007.

  1. iron_monkey

    iron_monkey Guest

    i got the engine installed and I was experiencing how hard it is to pedal start this engine.

    Im finding it not as easy as i thought. The problem is not the engine itself, its to do with the difficulty of spinning the thing. It is impossible to start this thing on wet grass/dirt.

    The wheels would simply lock/skid when I release clutch handle.

    On wet asphalt the wheels would skid alittle before the engine gives just 2 or 3 pops and the bike abruptly comes to a stop. The engine resistance is not much different from a brake.

    I cant try it on dry conditions yet but surely this cant be normal?

    edit: okay maybe it can spin(I can acheive rapid succession of many pops from the engine) if i slowly release clutch handle instead of simply letting go, but is this much resistance normal?

  2. I remember my motor being tight initially and working up quite a sweat in the early stages trying to get it started.

    It works fine now.

    iron_monkey are you from adelaide as it's been pi**ing it down here?
  3. iron_monkey

    iron_monkey Guest

    im in sydney and its also raining down here. :sad:
  4. Looks like the drought is over :grin:

    Try also taking out the spark plug, let the clutch out and try just wheeling it. The motor should just cycle as it is being pushed.