Newbie Needs Help (camchain Off Crank)!!

Discussion in 'Newbies Hangout' started by antreas skourides, Dec 7, 2018.

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  1. antreas skourides

    Dec 5, 2018
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    Lol! Thanks!
     
  2. antreas skourides

    Dec 5, 2018
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    The seal costs 6$ plus shipping. The phone was an old note 5. Now I'm using my wife's old Samsung. I'd rather spend $ on bikes and parts instead of phones!
     
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  3. antreas skourides

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    Update: starter is on the bike and working perfect! New issue is that it spins freely and starter drive is not engaging.

    I removed and inspected the starter clutch and it works fine...

    Now I'm trying to figure out next steps!

    Cheers everyone!

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  4. capt

    capt Elite Member

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    Check the inside of the primary casing, is there any obvious damage ? Sprag clutch Assembly is likely culprit ! It's a one way rotation bearing.
     
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  5. antreas skourides

    Dec 5, 2018
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    Update: starter is on the bike and working perfect! New issue is that it spins freely and starter drive is not engaging.

    I removed and inspected the starter clutch and it works fine...

    Now I'm trying to figure out next steps!

    Cheers everyone!
     
  6. antreas skourides

    Dec 5, 2018
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    Thanks. I did that. Everything is fine.
     
  7. antreas skourides

    Dec 5, 2018
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    Thanks. I did that. Everything is fine.
     
  8. antreas skourides

    Dec 5, 2018
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    Update 19:14

    Looks like the starter polarity was reversed! Apparently I made a mistake when assembling the starter motor.

    Took it apart and re assembled and now the motor engages with the starter! Problem solved!

    I had no idea that starter motor polarity can change !

    Next step: to put the case back on the bike and try to start it!

    Wish me luck.

    Thanks for trying to help me!
     
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  9. antreas skourides

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    Update 20:54

    I put everything back together and now the starter is engaging fine.

    I'm waiting for the battery to charge and then I'll try to start the bike!

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  10. Wishbone

    Wishbone First Class Member

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    yep any DC motor is polarity conscious.

    Its looking good now.
     
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  11. TEZ 217

    TEZ 217 Crème de la Crème

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    GOOD LUCK EVERYTHING CROSSED FOR YOU, Antreas :cool::cool::cool:
     
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  12. antreas skourides

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    Update 11:18am

    The bike starts and runs perfect! I still have to break in the new piston rings.

    Debating whether I should do this the old school way (taking it easy) or the "New way" of running it hard 1st, 2nd and 3rd gears accelerating and slowing down...

    Well, I learned a lot of things during this journey!

    So if anyone needs a starter motor shaft seal please contact me. I have 2 extra.

    The photo shows the honda cb550 seal details.

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  13. Wishbone

    Wishbone First Class Member

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    Well done that is great news not sure about run in,
    have heard somewhere that new method is best but?
     
  14. Yorkshireman

    Yorkshireman Crème de la Crème

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    Good news on your bike and well done with the work you did. With the running in if it’s only new rings a couple of hundred miles of steady running should do it, don’t over rev, unlikely on such a bike, and don’t make it labour at low revs in a high gear.
     
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  15. TEZ 217

    TEZ 217 Crème de la Crème

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    Wow spot on pleased for you, all your hard work and persistence paid off and who ever thought it wouldn't o_Oo_O As for running in I'm old school take it easy for a few hundred miles that'll give you the chance to listen to the engine and appreciate all your good work you've done :cool::cool:
     
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  16. antreas skourides

    Dec 5, 2018
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    Thanks everyone!
     
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  17. antreas skourides

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    Yeah, that's what I was thinking!
     
  18. antreas skourides

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    Trying to upload a video of the bike running but I get an error (format not supported)...
     
  19. Wessa

    Wessa Cruising

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    Really interesting story, well done....
    Wessa
     
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  20. TEZ 217

    TEZ 217 Crème de la Crème

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    Not good at this myself, but I believe most upload to youtube then on to here but could be wrong
     
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