rito crank won't move argggg

while rebuilding an e-50, and installing the crank we(scotgun and i) ran into a lil problem..

we were putting the cases together and had the crank and the primary drive sitting in the cases with new bearings n seals mmm. we put all the screws in the bottom and tightened them and then the crank wouldn't move at all. why would this happen?

the cases are from an older e-50 from a puch bombardier. i don't know if this would make any difference, but hey, it's worth mentioning i guess..

this is weird to me because i recently rebuilt an e-50 and installed the same crank no problemo.

Re: rito crank won't move argggg

Bearings aren't all the way seated maybe?

Re: rito crank won't move argggg

seals are nice and tight. yummm. put a magneeto on and turn the thing, if its hard to turn, but no grinding, you are golden. if it wont turn at all, then ur fucked.

Re: rito crank won't move argggg

Yeah, when I put a new crank and seals in, it was really hard to turn by hand at first.

Re: rito crank won't move argggg

ditto. trust in the rito. i'm working on tuning my first e50 build; the rito seems to be glorious. i was pretty paranoid about it being hard to move using my fingers when the cases were together. i did a lot of holding down the clutch and turning it to see if crank and sprocket would move. compared to the stock crank you pulled out it probably feels like its not right, i was definetely able to move it slightly though with my fingers.

Re: rito crank won't move argggg

Did ya lube your seals?

Re: rito crank won't move argggg

Yeah everything is lubed and oiled up totaly weird!!!

Re: rito crank won't move argggg

As Zach says but if it is still way too resistant to rotate the worse case is a bent crank.

Re: rito crank won't move argggg

yeah you called it lee. that guy that goes on before the bearing wasn't lubed at all...whoops. dumping a bunch of oil on it worked out alright tho

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