Hard to pedal in one spot trying to start

Kevin l. McDonald

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2001 pacemaker2 53miles only started with one hold comp.release & clutch ,pushing down on front wheel with friend on knees turning pedal with both hands ,one spot in rotation real hard to get past, started ,ran & drove after sitting for ten years ,still can't hardly pedal to start alone oil clean full no me hanical noise went 30mph loosened belts a bit to 1/2" flex middle of belt could it be alingment
 

Greg58

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Welcome to the forum, you need to get advice from Wrench, he is a whizzer owner. Send him a private message and I'm sure he will help.
 

Wrench

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2001 pacemaker2 53miles ,ran & drove after sitting for ten years ,
Are you sure it's not more like 20 years, because it's a 2001 with only 53 miles on her.

I guess she runs from what your saying
,one spot in rotation real hard to get past, could it be alingment
Seems likely it's and alignment issue
Make sure the rear tire isn't rubbing or the brakes & hub sticking. After 20 years ya need new belts too.

Unless your confusing this hard rotation spot with the compression stroke
Take the S/P out and the front belt off. Turn the engine over by hand to check and see if the engine has a hard rotation spot

2001 pacemaker2 53miles only started with one hold comp.release & clutch ,pushing down on front wheel with friend on knees turning pedal with both hands ,
Kinda sounds like the slip clutch isn't slipping the belt like it should making it hard to pedal start
Lube cable and housing adjust clutch and use a new belt. Make sure clutch bearing is OK
 

Karl Snarl

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An @Wrench forgot the most important part to do. Lube the stomach, your stomach. Go grab a beer before you start, or three. That way you won't have to get up so often to get one. Saving valuable time to work on your bike.
 

DAMIEN1307

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Go grab a beer before you start, or three. That way you won't have to get up so often to get one. Saving valuable time to work on your bike.
Naaaaa...He wont save any time from getting up...You never "own" beer...You only rent it until "WHIZ-zer time calls you to the restroom...lol...DAMIEN
 

Karl Snarl

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He'll be done by then. The it's a whiz and off to the Whizzer. Gotta do a beer run for a test ride, lol.
 
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