clutch prob

Discussion in 'Frame Mounted Engines' started by azbill, Mar 8, 2007.

  1. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    azvinnie and I have been working on an engine that broke all four motor mount studs. We got the broken studs removed (cost way to much for the job) and am now installing in the chopper trike . After install the clutch doesn't seem to release pushing arm and chain doesn't move. I did have to change the key for motor sprocket as it was sheared and pieces were still there. I couldn't find a square 3/32 key so modified a 3/32 woodruff key(moon-shaped) . I can turn engine to thread chain with plug out but am pushing clutch arm and can't pull chain in either direction. Can anybody give suggestions?

    Man, too many projects and too many probs can start to grind on ya :???: :(

  2. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    c'mon now... somebody say something

    hello,hello, is there anybody out there ?
  3. azvinnie

    azvinnie Guest

    thats weak guys :sad:
  4. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

    while changing your key, did you happen to lose the ball bearing from behind the clutch push rod?


    hope this helps guys.
  5. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    ball still there

    the ball bearing and everything is there and can push clutch arm in feels like same resistance but can't pull chain thru
    last time it ran, clutch was popped and broke studs, hasnt been started since
    looks kinda complicated from schematic on grubee's site but we are gonna open er up and hope we see something obviously wrong
  6. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    so far i've stayed outta this one, i can't give input until i encounter the problem...hope i never do, tho :???:

    any chance of pics while you explore the fix?
  7. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    gonna open er up later today, vinnie's goin to a kids b-day party 1st
    does anyone know if the motor sprockets from livefast and dax are interchangeable?
    I needed to run bmx chain (KMC Z510H) on my deviate and swapped gears it went on mine easily and taking the one off vinnies motor was when we discovered key was sheared
  8. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

    did ya get that clutch to release?
  9. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    opened her up and put her back together seems to be working but can't test till trike is finished
    will have to see and hope for the best :)
  10. azvinnie

    azvinnie Guest

    ya we got the clutch to release, but i had to use 2 ball bearings instead of one, and grinded the pin to fit the clutch cover plate. will actually see if it will really works in a day or 2. l have to get the sprocket welded to the freewheel adapter, and then will see, thanx for asking davo