Re: My Gilera CBA hates starting, and it hates me.

Jessi Linton /

> Graham Motzing wrote:

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> Nice!

>

> I don't know how to fix the aftermarket shoe issue, when it happened to

> me it was the posts that they pivot on were rusty and I just took it

> apart and lubed it up.

>

> Be careful starting it with a drill all the time, that 8mm thread on the

> end of the crank will snap off if you beat on it too bad.

Yeah, I'm hesitant to do it for too long. We're modifying a low-torque electric screw driver to be able to start it for now until I figure something out better.

Re: My Gilera CBA hates starting, and it hates me.

Dirty30 Dillon /

My answer was just reshaping the shoes with a big bastard file, or alternatively just plopping a set of OG piaggio shoes in there. I've never seen a set of starter shoes that was worn down.

I'd also be careful with the drill unless you're running a one way chuck cuz you'll spin that but lose every time.

Re: My Gilera CBA hates starting, and it hates me.

> Jessi Linton wrote:

> -------------------------------------------------------

> > Graham Motzing wrote:

>

> > -------------------------------------------------------

>

> > Nice!

>

> >

>

> > I don't know how to fix the aftermarket shoe issue, when it happened

> to

>

> > me it was the posts that they pivot on were rusty and I just took it

>

> > apart and lubed it up.

>

> >

>

> > Be careful starting it with a drill all the time, that 8mm thread on

> the

>

> > end of the crank will snap off if you beat on it too bad.

>

> Yeah, I'm hesitant to do it for too long. We're modifying a low-torque

> electric screw driver to be able to start it for now until I figure

> something out better.

If you have a extra set of starter shoe springs try stretching a set a little. Also are you use the decompression lever when trying to start it?

Re: My Gilera CBA hates starting, and it hates me.

Jessi Linton /

> If you have a extra set of starter shoe springs try stretching a set a

> little. Also are you use the decompression lever when trying to start

> it?

I'll dig around in the garage soon! We have 4 vespas in just our garage so I'm sure we have something lying around! It's so necessary to use the decomp on that thing. Compression is wicked high and you can't turn the pedals without it.

Re: My Gilera CBA hates starting, and it hates me.

> Jessi Linton wrote:

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> > If you have a extra set of starter shoe springs try stretching a set a

>

> > little. Also are you use the decompression lever when trying to start

>

> > it?

>

> I'll dig around in the garage soon! We have 4 vespas in just our garage

> so I'm sure we have something lying around! It's so necessary to use the

> decomp on that thing. Compression is wicked high and you can't turn the

> pedals without it.

Another thing. Is the belt tension adjusted correctly? Also get some fine sand paper and sand the cheeks on the front and rear pulleys if they look shiny at all. Also as mentioned, sand the starter shoes where it's shinny/glazed if it's just in spots until you get the high spots down so the shoes can make full contact. Also sand inside the bell where the shoes contact.

Re: My Gilera CBA hates starting, and it hates me.

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Re: My Gilera CBA hates starting, and it hates me.

Jessi Linton /

> Daniel '' wrote:

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> On the aftermarket clutchbells the starter shoes are sometimes the wrong

> orientation. You might try flipping them over.

I checked them a couple times after I talked to Todd about it in May, but I had them in the right orientation. What I found is that there’s a lot of slip because they don’t fully touch the bell when they expand and that they need to be reshaped. I might try the Malossi ones, to see if they’re a little better than the olympias.

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