Woodruff Keys

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by LilCerberus, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. LilCerberus

    LilCerberus New Member

    I bought a Chinese 2stroke from Lucky Early Bird.

    I keep losing Woodruff Keys.
    Could someone please tell me where I can find Woodruff Keys, & what size I'd need?


  2. Al.Fisherman

    Al.Fisherman Active Member

    Answered in another forum.
  3. LilCerberus

    LilCerberus New Member

    I couldn't find any Woodruff keys, those Half-Moon shaped slivers of metal needed to hold the Bevel Gear & Magneto Wheel in position...
  4. Porkchop

    Porkchop Member

    Try Lowe's or Home Depot. I know they both sell them. If you don't have a good precise measuring devise, just buy several different sizes, they're cheap, take them home and hope at least one of them fits. You might also try a nut and bolt house as well. I've never had a problem finding them in my area.
  5. Porkchop

    Porkchop Member

    I was in my local Harbor Freight today and they have a box of assorted sizes, 80 pieces total for $8.00
  6. LilCerberus

    LilCerberus New Member

    Someone on another board recommended that, so I made a b-line to my local HF & bought a box.

    The only one that came close was the 3 x 5 12mm, and it was just a tad too thick.
  7. BoltsMissing

    BoltsMissing Active Member

    Flat file, nail clippers & elbow grease.

    Clip finger nails

    hold with fingers

    use file

    check every now and then till it's a firm snug fit,
    do not go too under size, or ya have to start again.