Is this a clutch problem?

Jeff K /
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Hey all,

Last weekend I aquired a 1978 Jawa Babetta in quite good condition. I've cleaned the carb, gas tank, added an inline fuel filter and new plug. This would be fine and good if I could get the engine to turn over. Last night I took apart the clutch and had a look at the magneto to confirm my suspicion that no matter how hard and fast I pedal the engine is not engaging.. the outer ring that surrounds the clutch will spin but will not spin the clutch therefore not turning over the engine.

I am very new to the world of mopeds and am still a little lost as to what _should_ happen to make the bike start (or atleast turn over). Should the pads in the clutch be atleast tight enough against the ring to turn the engine over with the decompression lever pulled? or is there another mechanism that should be turning the engine on a start that is obviously broken but I havn't found?

Thanks,

~Jeff

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  Is this a clutch problem?Topic by: Jeff K Jeff K 10/03/01 08:26AM
  Re: Is this a clutch problem?Re: dj_dick dj_dick 10/03/01 09:13AM
  Re: Is this a clutch problem?Re: Jeff K Jeff K 10/03/01 09:20AM
  Re: Is this a clutch problem?Re: don-ohio don-ohio 10/03/01 11:04AM
  Re: Is this a clutch problem?Re: Jeff K Jeff K 10/03/01 11:14AM
  Re: Is this a clutch problem?Re: Reeperette Reeperette 10/03/01 05:39PM
  Re: Is this a clutch problem?Re: Richard Richard 10/03/01 06:15PM
  Re: Is this a clutch problem?Re: Chris Chris 10/03/01 11:23PM

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