Vespa grande belt not turning

Hey everyone, new to the moped scene with my vespa grande. I just replaced the rear brakes and after placing everything back, I discovered the rear clutch doesn't want to spin the drive belt. The bell will spin just fine but that's it. It's not in bicycle mode or anything. Any ideas what can be causing this? It was working fine before I pulled it apart.

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Just realized I posted this in the wrong forum, my bad

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Maybe you got some grease on the starter clutch shoes inside the clutch bell. Or your not pedaling fast enough for them to engage.

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Dude , I don't understand the video. Are you turning the pedals and the motor is running ?? Bring the moped to my house in Davis tomorrow am or Monday am. Pm me if u want. We will take it apart ( not the trannie ) but yes to the clutch and brakes after I see what is up with it. No charge to noobies if u r a nice guy. It's a hobby not a business.

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Nathan, take Marcs offer.

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Just discovered my vespa2 is doing the same after I rebuilt it! Head scratcher. Waiting for daylight to check it out.

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Chris Carleton /

Get up on it and pedal with your goddam feets. Fast!

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***VANILLA BLUNDER*** /

Clean your starter shoes in the bell and the outer lip of the bell. Also, you probably weren't pedaling fast enough

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Josiah Radebaugh /

If none of that works, try switching the direction of the starter cluth pads.

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When you attempted to switch the clutch starter shoes, did the woodruff key fall out? Try this belt I’ve always preferred a good Gates AX39 V belt over anything else.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/USA-Made-Thermoid-AX39-V-Belt/113848682753?hash=item1a81e90901:g:gNcAAOSwRFldTcFi

If I was you I would take the Grande to Marc he’ll give you the knowledge needed for a beginner.

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