Lateral spindle movement

Discussion in 'Friction Drive' started by u2smile, Oct 22, 2012.

  1. u2smile

    u2smile New Member

    Hi I have had this kit for 2 years or so. and the bearings will move amount that the clip will allow about 16th of an inch. also the bearing when unloaded also spun. I thought these where pressed in?
    Or is it just the spindle into the bearing that is pressed?

    It has been a trooper, 31cc 4 cycle.

  2. Ludwig II

    Ludwig II Member

    There's a Loctite bearing fit that will take up a lot of slack in the housing, but I don't know if it will fill the gap you have.
  3. darwin

    darwin Well-Known Member

    If you want to make the bearing tight. Take the bearing completely out, use a small ballpeen hammer to dent 3 marks into the outer edge of the bearing opening. Evenly space the marks and that should make the bearing tight. May have to adapt procedure some but it will work........good luck.