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From: Bob on 9 Apr 2010 21:00
This might be a weird question but it may save your starting
A lot of ppl multi press the starter switch to start the
car/vehicle/scooter in a quick flicker of on/off....to get a better start
with less battery drain.
After looking at the starter clutch start systems, I think that's
not so good of an idea....maybe I'm missing something and the somewhat
almost redundant array of alternator/Starter gears/clutches and the
"floating" Idle gear.
Maybe a single press is better in the long run the way I used to do
it, before I got into the flicker button flicker press.
From: Bob on 10 Apr 2010 00:18
On Fri, 9 Apr 2010 20:32:19 -0700 (PDT), Aham Brahmasmi
|>The alternator rotor is bolted to the end of the crankcase in many
|>designs, In other designs it's attached to a separate jackshaft that
|>is chain or gear driven.
|>The ramp and roller type starter clutches were bolted to the back of
Ok, I see that now, the bolt heads are behind the
alternator....hhmmm just looking at some manuals.....
|>> if that clutch seizes, your 3 bolted rotor will be thrashed.....
|>I have always said that over-running starter clutches were designed by
|>I've had trouble with ramp and roller starter clutches on two
|>motorcycles. In one case, I was riding 70 mph on the freeway and the
|>starter clutch ..............
|>to excessively revving up the engine too many times with the clutch
|>pulled in. One of the broken bolts jammed up the idler gear and the
|>motorcycle skidded a bit in a slow first gear corner.
You sure had your share of Murphy's law and lot's bad trips, luckily
you must have a space and the savvy to repair it yourself...I live in the
city and park on a street parkade slot.
|>> � � � � So that said, by your estimation, did I do any manage to damage to
|>> my starter system's (over-running clutch's dis/engagement) by multi pressing
|>> the electric starter????
|>You would have to disassemble the starter and the starter clutch to
|>know for sure whether anything is damaged. I doubt if you want to do
Your sure right, I don't have the space to do things like that
anymore, and working off the streets with a bunch of expensive tools and
"skid-roe" vultures around them isn't fun....
|>But you probably won't have any problems.
Thanx, I'll just have to keep my fingers crossed and loose the
starter switch multi tap/press....