zannetti flywheel

john burkhimer /

hi group. Trying to figure how the flywheel comes off a zannetti moped. there is no center bolt to hold it down....?

john, pa.

Re: zannetti flywheel

Snap a photo. That should help. On most mopeds there is a nut in the center.

Re: zannetti flywheel

john burkhimer /

ok. i thought so too, dont have camera near me now. center of flywheel has a pinkish plastic piece. will not pry off. i notice two small dots on it. Maybe it is just pushed on and I have to pull it witha gear puller?

Re: zannetti flywheel

You spin the red plastic piece off, its threaded and is actually a plastic

domed nut. Use a thin pair of needlenose pliers to get in the holes and unscrew it, The flywheen nut is under it. Then you need a puller that threads into the flywheel, with a bolt in the center to pull it off.

Re: zannetti flywheel

john burkhimer /

thank you, will try it-any of you guys have a side cover with the pull cord for one of these mopedes?

john

Re: zannetti flywheel

I have only seen the pull-start in early factory books. It must have been the very first production run and sorry to say I have never seen one in person, having owned 10-15 zanettis since 1974.

That engine was designed as a backpack type power unit like a leafblower, so it makes sense the early model had a pull-start; They went to decompression-clutch start thereafter.

Re: zannetti flywheel

john burkhimer /

thanks Mark. I will have to snap a photo of mine. I need a cover for the side that houses the belt. Don't know much abouth these bikes....but are they supposed to stall when you come to a stop? also...how do i find out the year mine is

john

Re: zannetti flywheel

john burkhimer /

i found this photo on the internet. if you notice on the flywheel in this picture you will see a pinkish red piece of plastic or rubber. does that simply spin off?

Zanetti_Motori_C-50_Moped_Side_View.jpg

Re: zannetti flywheel

Yep, that red plastic disc is actually a plastic domed nut. Spin it off counterclockwise, like a nut and it'll spin right off.

You should have a centrifugal clutch that drives the tire roller via a belt, so no, it shouldnt stall when you stop unless your clutch pads are stuck to the inside of the bell (outer clutch housing) that they should spin in. I'll bet thats the issue.

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