Rear wheel locks up when applying starter lever

Harlen Butler /

as the subject says, when applying the starter lever it locks the rear wheel.

Piston moves and isnt seized, magneto turns easily.

engine is a Sachs 505 1D rebuilt

can pedal bike with zero difficulty, until I pull the starter lever.(edited)

Re: Rear wheel locks up when applying starter lever

stop smokin that... and pull the starter lever and not the wrong lever.

Re: Rear wheel locks up when applying starter lever

Have you tried looking at it? Drain the trans oil and pop the clutch cover off. See if the outer bell spins freely with the rear wheel and that the center crankshaft spins freely when turning the flywheel

Is it a slow stick or a hard locking up when you hit the starter lever? That's the diff between the clutches or some pressure related issue bein suspect vs the starter actively putting something in the way of turning- a wrench in the gears if you will

Has it been rebuilt or otherwise riddled? Missing a shim under the basket could cause it to bind against the case only when pressure is applied by the starter bell for example. Or the pin or starter bell or the lever is binding against the cover bc the clutch cover gasket is missing? Needs more detail and you owe it a direct inspection

Re: Rear wheel locks up when applying starter lever

> pat splat Wrote:

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> stop smokin that... and pull the starter lever and not the wrong lever.

LMFAO.......

Re: Rear wheel locks up when applying starter lever

Harlen Butler /

is a hard lock-up, engine was rebuilt(seals bearing etc.) will be looking into clutch later today...Also @pat splat: thanks for the laugh.

Re: Rear wheel locks up when applying starter lever

Harlen Butler /

update: clutch was the problem...the starter bell was tuck in the crank...working to fix that issue

Re: Rear wheel locks up when applying starter lever

Harlen Butler /

Turns out, it was a bad magneeto

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