Motobecane 50V Hard Start - Starter Clutches?

Ron Kujawa /
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I'm having a hell of a time pedaling hard and fast enough to get the engine to turn over fast enough to start, especially when cold. I have had the clutch apart a couple times, cleaned, scuffed pads and contact surfaces, which have a fair amount of pitting, but after rust removal and sanding, it feels pretty good. The clutch arms move freely, and if I pedal with the clutch cover off, I can see the arms swing out. I have a new belt that does not look like it's slipping. I'm also using a working decomp.

Are my starter clutches worn down too far and need replacement? Are my contact surfaces too pitted to let the pads grab?

This issue seems to be getting worse over the last couple weeks.

Once I get it started, it is much easier to get the engine to turn by pedaling if I need or want to restart.

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  Motobecane 50V Hard Start - Starter Clutches?Topic by: Ron Kujawa Ron Kujawa 01/09/21 09:27PM
  Re: Motobecane 50V Hard Start - Starter Clutches?Re: Richard Eberline Richard Eberline 01/10/21 09:10AM
  Re: Motobecane 50V Hard Start - Starter Clutches?Re: Richard Eberline Richard Eberline 01/10/21 09:29AM
  Re: Motobecane 50V Hard Start - Starter Clutches?Re: Ron Kujawa Ron Kujawa 01/10/21 03:13PM
  Re: Motobecane 50V Hard Start - Starter Clutches?Re: Ron Kujawa Ron Kujawa 01/14/21 09:47PM
  Re: Motobecane 50V Hard Start - Starter Clutches?Re: Aaron Blair Aaron Blair 01/14/21 11:09PM
  Re: Motobecane 50V Hard Start - Starter Clutches?Re: Ron Kujawa Ron Kujawa 01/15/21 07:27AM
  Re: Motobecane 50V Hard Start - Starter Clutches?Re: Aaron Blair Aaron Blair 01/17/21 03:55AM
  Re: Motobecane 50V Hard Start - Starter Clutches?Re: Ron Kujawa Ron Kujawa 01/17/21 04:12PM
  Re: Motobecane 50V Hard Start - Starter Clutches?Re: EH FCC of the QCB EH FCC of the QCB 01/15/21 10:53AM
  Re: Motobecane 50V Hard Start - Starter Clutches?Re: Ron Kujawa Ron Kujawa 01/15/21 10:57AM
  Re: Motobecane 50V Hard Start - Starter Clutches?Re: EH FCC of the QCB EH FCC of the QCB 01/15/21 11:33AM
  Re: Motobecane 50V Hard Start - Starter Clutches?Re: Ron Kujawa Ron Kujawa 01/15/21 03:04PM
  Re: Motobecane 50V Hard Start - Starter Clutches?Re: Ron Kujawa Ron Kujawa 01/18/21 06:32PM
  Re: Motobecane 50V Hard Start - Starter Clutches?Re: Marty White Marty White 01/21/21 03:23PM
  Re: Motobecane 50V Hard Start - Starter Clutches?Re: Marty White Marty White 01/21/21 03:43PM

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