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Old 03-20-2014, 08:40 PM
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This problem recently came up today when i was trying to start my truggy. It's started before fine, but now the clutchbell seems to be moving along with the flywheel preventing free spin. What could of caused this? Should i change my clutch shoes? Thanks guys.
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Old 03-20-2014, 08:43 PM
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Dead bearings and/or a broken clutch spring.
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Originally Posted by Imbue View Post
Dead bearings and/or a broken clutch spring.
Are you talking about the clutchbell bearings? Mine are about 2 practice days new so far.
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clutchbell shimming. loosen the screw and see if clutchbell spins. If so u need to shim it.
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Take it apart and look! It can only be 1 of 4 things and Imbue stated 2 of them:
Bad bearing
Broken worn or faulty/not set clutch spring
Broken post on your flywheel
Clutch shoe rubbing the top inner part of your bell

Once you actually look at it you will know immediately what's wrong.
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I'd be inclined to say that if it was fine, and suddenly changed, it's probably not shimming related.

Originally Posted by I Wheelie A LOT View Post
Are you talking about the clutchbell bearings? Mine are about 2 practice days new so far.
I've had a bearing fail in < 5 minutes of use. It's always possible especially if you are using the 10 for $10 or $1/ea bearings. Jaz's other ideas are quite possible as well.
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Alright, i'll take a look inside. Another thing, the clutchbell spins freely when i push the truggy back and forth but it locks up quickly afterwards. I would have to push the truggy to get it to unlock again. Does this ring a bell?
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Just take whatever doesn't work apart, most times the issue will immediately present itself. Only when it doesn't I would consult the forum.
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im betting on a broken spring.
rarely anything else in my experience.
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Opened it, and the problem popped up right away. The outer bearings were completely destroyed, the little balls were everywhere. How could this have happened? Also, should i change my clutch shoes while i'm at it? I have a set of new ones just laying around.
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Originally Posted by I Wheelie A LOT View Post
Opened it, and the problem popped up right away. The outer bearings were completely destroyed, the little balls were everywhere. How could this have happened? Also, should i change my clutch shoes while i'm at it? I have a set of new ones just laying around.
how that could have happened? 1- shimmed clutch bell to tightly 2-cheap bearings 3-engine mount at a angle...losi has lines on their chassis use them. and trash them shoes! lol
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Originally Posted by I Wheelie A LOT View Post
Opened it, and the problem popped up right away. The outer bearings were completely destroyed, the little balls were everywhere. How could this have happened? Also, should i change my clutch shoes while i'm at it? I have a set of new ones just laying around.
You have tons of life left in those shoes.

Chuck them in the trash, put new ones in with new springs and new bearings.
Scuff up the bell with some fine grit and you will be good to go.
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Originally Posted by kaptain crash View Post
how that could have happened? 1- shimmed clutch bell to tightly 2-cheap bearings 3-engine mount at a angle...losi has lines on their chassis use them. and trash them shoes! lol
Don't forget #4: Bearings aren't "set them and forget them" items. They have a lifespan. You should replace them when needed.
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Usually change ours before a long main and then again before the next race day. Especially if you are running the cheaper bearings.
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That inside bearing doesn't look 2 practices old. Almost looks as old as those shoes.
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