rear wheel lockup!

i fixed my kickstart on my 77 honda express, but now the rear wheel's frozen?!? what do i do?

Re: rear wheel lockup!

Leon Swarmer /

So you have the brake lever releasing the starter spring, but is it moving and releasing the arm at the rear brake or is the cable just relaxing when you release it and the brake arm doesn't move?

Can you roll the wheel if you are just pushing the ped or if it is on the center stand?

Re: rear wheel lockup!

theres no rear brake cable on right now, and the wheel is dead frozen, cant push it or move it by hand (unless i turn really really hard).

Re: rear wheel lockup!

I already had this problem. You need to put some transmission oil. I had no more and the wheel wouldnt turn. But im not sure, It could be something else .

Re: rear wheel lockup!

Leon Swarmer /

I'd be tempted to take a rubber hammer and gently tap around the center of the hub. you could easily have shoes holding against the inside of the drum.

Re: rear wheel lockup!

Could be the berrings have frozen and need to be regreased.. or the breakes are stuck in the drum.

Alan

Re: rear wheel lockup!

Leon Swarmer /

actually do you know that it is the wheel that is locked up and not some of the powertrain before the crankshaft?.

maybe you should take the wheel off and find out for certain what is binding

Re: rear wheel lockup!

Ben Van Zoest /

Take the chain off, if wheel spin freely your clutch is stuck. Did you run the clutch housin dry?

Re: rear wheel lockup!

the wheel spun freely when the kickstart wouldn't kick down. then took off the brake cable (because it was frozen) and fixed the kickstart, i'm thinking either the brake's need some tension to keep them off the wheel/their stuck, or the clutch housing may need fluid.

on the attached picture, is that where i add fluid? and what kind? just gear oil?

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Re: rear wheel lockup!

i just remembered where the clutch was! and I did add oil, its all one unit in the kickstart assembly, correct?

Re: rear wheel lockup!

Leon Swarmer /

.79 US quart of 10w40 oil or just fill it till it runs out the plug.

Wrong side of the engine, you shouldn't have to pull the wheel to fill it It is located just to the rear of the cylinder in front of the crankshaft just before the round part of the bottom end and before the starter /gear cover goes on.

The left brake handle should have .4-.6 inches of play at the far left end. Does yours?

L

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