Starting Question

S

SlicerDicer

Guest
Here is a strange starting question. Freewheel cassette rear turns freely does not kick start when clutch released. I have no pull starter how do I start the engine?

Please post ideas.. I cannot come up with any reasonable one at the moment other than a freewheel crankset but I really do not want to spend that much on a crankset. Not only that but I have no idea how to do a freewheel crankset.
 


iRide Customs

Member
Joined
Apr 27, 2007
Messages
893
Are you talking about the freewheel on your pedals side or do you have a frewheeling sprocket on you engine drive??

Dan
 
S

SlicerDicer

Guest
no no its a plan I am going to transfer the power from one side to the other. I am just thinking of how to start the bike.

I will most likely remove the pedals from power as they would be useless. I would keep them there to allow for "look" but they would be non functional. I may eventually add a freewheel crank like this.

http://www.cyclone-usa.com/installation.php

If thats the only way to get it done it may take a bit.
 
S

SlicerDicer

Guest
I should note the main reason behind this is to be able to use the gearing ratio that will allow equal to somewhere around 58 tooth for starting/climbing hills. Then a 34 tooth for cruising.
 

azbill

Active Member
Joined
Dec 15, 2006
Messages
3,697
I think the only way to do that would be to disconect pedals
other wise your legs are gonna be pumpin pretty fast !!!
 
S

SlicerDicer

Guest
az thats the problem once I disconnect the pedals how do I start the thing
 

azbill

Active Member
Joined
Dec 15, 2006
Messages
3,697
SlicerDicer said:
az thats the problem once I disconnect the pedals how do I start the thing

I think you are looking at a pull start with centrifugal clutch
that and a jackshaft to transfer chain to right side of bike
 
J

JosephGarcia

Guest
you get a small park plug gap 0.015, then get on the bike, push it forward or off your driveway, or run and jump on and start the bike.

same goes for stoplights.
 
S

SlicerDicer

Guest
but the problem joseph is the drive chain is going to be connected to a freewheeled cassette so it will just spin... It will not "pop start"

azkronic said:
SlicerDicer said:
az thats the problem once I disconnect the pedals how do I start the thing

I think you are looking at a pull start with centrifugal clutch
that and a jackshaft to transfer chain to right side of bike

EDIT: I spoke with Mike Simpson and he was extremely helpful brilliant guy! He was telling me about a pull start using a rope with a knot similar to the old briggs and stratton engines. This is the key to what I need to do :) Once I get it done I will post photos of it.
 
Top