Bike won't Pedal

Discussion in 'Frame Mounted Engines' started by macLovin, Apr 1, 2009.

  1. macLovin

    macLovin New Member

    Hey guys,
    I have a question for all you experts out there. My rear tire wont roll at all, when in neutral. And it is extremley hard to pedal the bike. When I do get the pedals going, All I hear is the engine trying to kick on, Even when in neutral. I've heard about there being a metal ball in the center of the sprocket, behind the pin, but that isn't there. I believe that I have my clutch installed correctly, and everything else is installed correctly. Is this mysterious ball, I keep reading about, my problem or am I doing something wrong. Any help would be greatly appreciated, and thanks to everyone in advance.
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2009

  2. MotorBicycleRacing

    MotorBicycleRacing Well-Known Member

    Did you remove the dowel pin that the clutch arm pushes?

    The ball bearing is behind that at the bottom of the tunnel
    It is usually stuck in there with grease and I have to use a magnet on a rod to remove it but they can fall out
    If the ball bearing is missing the clutch arm shaft won't even press on the end of the dowel pin as the ball bearing is about 5/16th inch in diameter

    You can buy a replacement from ace hardware

    But your clutch may also need adjusting
  3. rjs5700

    rjs5700 Member

    You probably have too much slack in the clutch cable and it is not disengaging when you pull the lever.
  4. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    I vote for tightening the cable !!!:)