stripped locknut (clutch) chinese engine pics

Discussion in 'Frame Mounted Engines' started by eltatertoto, Jan 2, 2008.

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  1. eltatertoto

    eltatertoto Guest

    ok here goes. like a week mabey 2 weeks agao i was in a hurry, i had finally broken in the clutch, andi needed to adjust the locknut to readjust it. well obviously i stripped the little screw trying to get it back in and it obviously fell out whilst riding and i went to start it and it just made a squealing sound im thinking oh great here we go again lol . so i go to take the clutch cover off and i get a falling clutch plate locknut a little retainer screw and a HUGE pile on metal shavings , well i go to investigate, and i found out that the little screw was stripped so bad it looked like a rivet and my locknut threads were stripped also, so i got my metric rethreader kit and rethreaded them both but the little screw was stripped so badle there was hardly anything to rethread so i went out to menards and got a new 1 i just took about 3 threads off then chased the threads... i have a bunch of pics and im not sure what a image tag is so if i made one and i get in troublee let me know please.. oh! if you want a vid of the end result go to
    good screw on left bad on right
    damage from littlew screw i think

    new screw installed
    the bag from menards incase yall need 1 i just toook of about 3 threads then chased them.
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  2. fetor56

    fetor56 Guest

    With anything metal it always pays to keep things in big they are(in this case a locking screw)...the quality of the metal....the size of the tool your using on it,etc etc.
    From my experience with other peoples stuff people usually tend to overtighten things,so when in doubt a little to loose (with Loctite) is better than a little too tight(without Loctite)
    Bummer about your experience but i guess we'll all learn from it.

    BTW,informative video...i never though of starting my bike that way. :smile:
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  3. eltatertoto

    eltatertoto Guest

    yea i just thought i can do that on a dirt bike........... yea i did exactly what you said lol i jused blue loctite.:grin:
  4. Bean Oil

    Bean Oil Guest

    What displacement motor is that on the bike in the vid?
  5. eltatertoto

    eltatertoto Guest

    its supposed to be 80cc but engraved on the front like a noob ingraving it says 40 not 40cc just....40!....... so i dont know, with 80cc i should be able to sit on it whilst doin a burnout right?
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  6. eltatertoto

    eltatertoto Guest


    i just watched the vid again and i just realized (slaps on the head) that backfire was the kill switch hitting my gas tank:lol:
  7. Omaha Red

    Omaha Red New Member

    do you know where I can get the clutch plate nut?