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motor/trany

Postby petarm1 » Sat Nov 03, 2012 5:27 pm



just got some time to play with the new project.just got it thawed outsince the previous owner had it barried in the snow and i have no heat in my garage yet.
cant get her started yet. doesnt even want to click over. is there a way to turn it over manualy with taking it apart. also doesnt seem to matter what gear i am in the rear wheel wants to turn freely. is this worth a complete tair down and rebuild or should i look for another motor and trans.
thank petar



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Re: motor/trany

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Nov 04, 2012 8:18 pm

petarm1 wrote:just got some time to play with the new project.just got it thawed outsince the previous owner had it barried in the snow and i have no heat in my garage yet.
cant get her started yet. doesnt even want to click over. is there a way to turn it over manualy with taking it apart. also doesnt seem to matter what gear i am in the rear wheel wants to turn freely. is this worth a complete tair down and rebuild or should i look for another motor and trans.
thank petar


Yes, you can crank the engine over by hand at the back. Pictures are from an 1100, but it's the same method:

1. Remove the stator bolt cover on the rear of the stator. This will expose the bolt used to rotate the engine.

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2. Once the cover is removed, clean the threads and put it aside.

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3. Fit a socket and ratchet onto the stator bolt on the back of the engine. It is VERY important that you rotate the engine CLOCKWISE only - as if you were tightening the bolt. Rotating the engine backwards can cause the stator bolt to loosen off! Try rotating the engine so that you get a feel for it. You will be rotating against the compression of the cylinders - if you have a hard time turning it, try turning it slower, or remove all the spark plugs, which will eliminate the compression resistance.

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