Im having starting issues, looking for some input!
e50, HPI mini, treats black pipe, 47mm eurokit......
I used to have a plain jane 70 kit, that read about 200psi with a long hose compression tester. Probably not 100% accurate, but it sure felt like 200.
That thing chewed up my starter plate, hammering back n forth. That was with a lightened braced 2 shoe......switching to a jammer made it a whole lot worse. Even with a fair gap between the starter plate and the starter pads on the jammer, it would stay somewhat engaged, enough to make the bike stall if i stopped the rear wheel, unless i set the idle stupid high. I could hear the starter plate slammin around in the slots.......
Anyway, with some help and guidance from a rad fellow moped dude, i crafted a pull start with the flywheel cover and a cheapo recoil starter, choosing to just eliminate the pedal start function altogether.
I worked, but i had a hell of a time starting the bike then, and now again with this monster eurokit. Me thinks the super low rotating masses of the relatively lightweight clutch and the mini rotor is what is making it so difficult. I cant build momentum in the crank to help overcome the compression within a short pull.
-i would like to have a pedal start function, but i dont want to chew through bells and plates ( i first ran a pedal start setup with this eurokit, roughly 100 miles....no binding, idles nice n low, but there is already signs of damage to the plates solely from the effort of starting)
-A pull start would be great, but its too damn hard. I'm running 2 head gaskets in an effort to lower compression, but its still difficult, and i dont want to make my squish too large and/or loose too much grunt.
I dont want to fuck up my starter plate or bell again in my e50, and compression is too high/rotating crank mass too low for a pull start. Do I :
-run an hpi weight with my homemade pull start? (can you do that?)
-go to the gym?
-run a rope start, which might be easier with the longer pull? (not against it, but id rather have my flywheel covered)
-decrease compression......space the head out more by using a thick base gasket, cutting material from the chamber?
-Am i doing it wrong, or is there some secret to making starter plates and bells last with high compression setups?