E50 clutch always engaged.

I am going to get back in it and see if I can figure it out, but thought I'd throw it out if anyone had some ideas.

Just rebuilt the engine. It is a new crank and bearings/seals. Everything went back into the case very nicely so I am confident that all the bits are in their proper position.

The bike starting clutch is always engaged and I'm not exactly sure why.

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Starter clutch not set right, bell clutch components shimmed wrong, crank too far over in case, could be a lot of stuff something wrong

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Thanks for the laundry list! I'm going to start checking things off in the morning.

I reused all the shims and such from the original crank so I'm hoping it is correct.

At least the bike started and ran for a minute. That is a lot further than I had been on this one.

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New crank is gonna change your shims unfortunately. Gotta shim it per the manual which is way easier before you build the motor back up. Doable tho, just harder.

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Aww poop. Guess I'm sanding shims today.

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Great news. I did not need to sand any shims. The culprit was the hole they drilled in the end of the crank where the starter plate has a little pin that slides in, was too small. The pin fit in, but was not loose enough to allow the crank to spin freely from it.

I filed it out a bit and ran over the pin on the starter plate with a little sand paper. It slides in smoother now and the engine is now free from the starting plate!

Gotta love when it is something reasonably easy.

Now I just need to get this vm18 tuned.

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