Keep Calm and Crank on? Stripped crank

Francois Labat /

Hey yall.

Been moving along on my build. I bought this crank here.Budget Crank

Got the whole motor put together with CDI etc. I tried using this nut and it didn't work.

Moby Reverse Nut

I was told the crank thread was right hand so bought this nutty .

When I had used the reverse i lightly buggered up the threads. Just by trying to put it on my hand. Then I tried to thread on the new proper nut and decided to start 1-2 threads and clean them up by cranking the nut on with a wrench...

I KNOW. This isn't my first nut. Anyways, it messed up the new nut and threads. I bought a thread file, fixed the thread and today I was able to hand thread the nut onto the threads maybe 1-4 threads. Then it got tight and I decided to use my little impact to get it on. I figure it would "clean up" the nut.

WRONG. It was a gamble I know but it got jammed and DESTROYED my crank shaft. I've stepped off the edge of the bridge, and am now debating if I order a new nut and use what thread is left. Will I have enough thread???

I've dealt with thousands of nuts and bolts. The damn work frustration pushed me to force this and was the wronggggg nut to mess with.

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Re: Keep Calm and Crank on? Stripped crank

I'm a gambling man also. I'd cut off the messed up tip, make sure the threads are nice and clean, add a little oil to the crank and put a new nut on it.

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Brandon Weiss (Detective brandon to you) /

Nut up and run it

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Dirty30 Dillon /

Buy budget and get budget results I guess.

Re: Keep Calm and Crank on? Stripped crank

> Dirty30 Dillon Wrote:

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> Buy budget and get budget results I guess.

Sounds more like miscalculation than budget , to me .

Re: Keep Calm and Crank on? Stripped crank

Maybe try to cut new threads?

Re: Keep Calm and Crank on? Stripped crank

I'd fix the threads , get the right nut and run it .

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Overpriced Parts /

> Stephen Simmons Wrote:

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> I'm a gambling man also. I'd cut off the messed up tip, make sure the

> threads are nice and clean, add a little oil to the crank and put a new

> nut on it.

You got it right

Cut the bad tip/end off and make it nice

Re: Keep Calm and Crank on? Stripped crank

Would using a tap and die work here? I did something similar when I used a metal hammer to hit the crank to split the cases (after heating them up). Threads are bent inwards and I don't want to buy a new crank and take the whole this apart.

For the OP - either buy a new crank or cut off the part of the crank with the bad threads and clean it up. You should be using this nut on the magneto side, https://www.treatland.tv/mbk-flywheel-reverse-flywheel-nut-11mmx-1mm-p/mbk-flywheel-reverse-nut-11x1.htm.

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Francois Labat /

Yes, it was not a budget crank problem. It was an emotional and frustration problem lol. Next time I'll punt a cabbage or something, not work on my moped instead.

The thread is beyond repair, that's for sure. I will clean it so that it doesn't interfere with the new nut I'll be ordering.

Thanks y'all. This is like my free counseling when moped pisses me off.

Re: Keep Calm and Crank on? Stripped crank

looks fine, use a metal file to taper n a new nut.

Re: Keep Calm and Crank on? Stripped crank

Yeah, and keep the impact gun away from yer moped. Less chance of a booboo.

Re: Keep Calm and Crank on? Stripped crank

I've got an engine with a flywheel that's been held on by maybe one thread, crank snout is broken, for the last three or four years.

I had to replace the points over the winter and thought that was it, I'd have to finally replace the crank but I got the flywheel back on solidly.

Lots of thread locker on that nut.

Re: Keep Calm and Crank on? Stripped crank

Get a thread file and straight the lead in to the remaining threads, put a new nut on, fortunately it is a taper shaft so the flywheel does not need a lot of torque to grip.

If you feel it still is not trustable then drill and tap the snout of the crank for a M6 bolt and throw in a goodly machine screw as a safety lock.

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♣Slew Foot♣ /

You get a tool called a thread chaser and it clamps on and it's like a nut basically you could take a die and cut it and then put it back together with a set of screws and then work it off with a huge wrench and a breaker bar

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-Summerai - Shong /

I've grinded down all the threads before and re-tapped/cut to the next thread size down on a spindle. You could do the same in this scenario.

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