Re: Motobecane 50V Hard Start - Starter Clutches?

Ron Kujawa /
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I got stranded at work today because the starter clutch arms would not catch and spin the engine. After the pedal of shame home, I took the clutch bell off, cleaned and sanded the friction surface and the shoes, reassembled and no difference. I did this routine twice to make sure. The engine will catch very intermittently, but nowhere near enough to start.

I put the drill on, spun it up, and got it started. Took it around the block, came back, and turned it off. I tried to pedal start again, and the engine turned over much easier and fired right up.

I don't know if it's the bell, or the arms, or what, but I ordered a new clutch bell and arms today. My clutch bell has a fair amount of pitting from rust, and the material on the arms is pretty thin. I hope this does it. Carrying a drill around isn't appealing.

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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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