problems PLEASE READ!!!!!
Posted September 28, 2003 - 04:27 PM
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Posted September 28, 2003 - 07:07 PM
I would lean towards getting it repaired, cutting loss, and getting an 04 or something else but not totally sold on that. Honda needs to get off thier butts and get us an estart 450.
I would be ready to push it over a cliff. Good luck with it. Keep us informed.
Posted September 29, 2003 - 07:49 AM
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Posted September 30, 2003 - 05:35 AM
Posted September 30, 2003 - 09:54 AM
> mechanic at dealer said I needed to pull in the clutch
> when the bike stalls on a steep hill so the starter
> won't run backwards
am i missing something completely obvious here?
on electric start engines that i've worked on, the starter
pinion is either spring loaded and is "driven into" the
flywheel (or some other rotating part of the motor) by the
rotation of the pinion, OR there is a sliding shaft which
pushes, via a soleniod, the pinion into engagement only
when the starter is operating.
in either case, the starter pinion is not in contact with
it's mating gear while the engine is running. so if the
engine "goes backwards" the starter does not turn. nor does
it turn if the engine goes forward for that matter. in fact,
in most engines once the flywheel speed exceeds the pinion
speed, the pinion is automagically disengaged to prevent
damage to the pinion and/or starter motor. remember that
the pinion to flywheel ratio could be 20:1, so if the motor
is going around at 1000 RPM the starter would then be
spinning at 20K RPM. not good -- things could fly apart.
the automagical disengagement is done by what is called
a "bendix drive" or an "overrunning clutch" (see pics).
these mechanisms prevent the engine from spinning the
starter once the engine speed exceeds the starter speed.
(note that some engines, especially on older tractors, have
"starter-generators" that as the name suggests apply torque
to start the engine but then remain turning to recharge the
battery. this setup is not common these days.)
does the WRF's starter actually remain engaged when the
engine is operating?
jim aka the wrooster
Posted September 30, 2003 - 11:13 AM
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