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by TwystNeko
Sat Aug 29, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: 1990 Elite LX 50 (SA50) grinding sound
Replies: 16
Views: 783

Re: 1990 Elite LX 50 (SA50) grinding sound

I used a pair of vice grips, to carefully clamp the drive face, and then managed to torque it as far as it could go. Works now, yay!

On a side note, now I keep all the tools I need to do this in the trunk. Including gloves. It's like a 20-minute fix now. ;)
by TwystNeko
Thu Aug 27, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: 1990 Elite LX 50 (SA50) grinding sound
Replies: 16
Views: 783

Re: 1990 Elite LX 50 (SA50) grinding sound

I checked the service manual - says 27 ft-lbs. I'm pretty sure I didn't get it torqued right as I didn't have a way to hold the "movable drive face" still enough. Looks like I'll have to borrow or make a holder for the flywheel to do it right. The nut in question is the one in the second pic of the ...
by TwystNeko
Thu Aug 27, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: 1990 Elite LX 50 (SA50) grinding sound
Replies: 16
Views: 783

Re: 1990 Elite LX 50 (SA50) grinding sound

Yea, it definitely needs to be torqued properly. Rode it around the corner, parked it at work, came back out, started making similar noises trying to start it. So there it stays until I fix it again.
by TwystNeko
Thu Aug 27, 2020 12:30 am
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: 1990 Elite LX 50 (SA50) grinding sound
Replies: 16
Views: 783

Re: 1990 Elite LX 50 (SA50) grinding sound

Meatball: thanks. Now I gotta find that in Canada. ;)

I've got it torqued as far as I can by hand - I don't have a torque wrench. it should be fine, really, but loctite is not horribly expensive.
by TwystNeko
Wed Aug 26, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: 1990 Elite LX 50 (SA50) grinding sound
Replies: 16
Views: 783

Re: 1990 Elite LX 50 (SA50) grinding sound

Okay, I've managed to fix it. Opened up the crankcase, and the nut that holds the "starter" gear had come loose. THe only damage was to the pawl? on the kickstart mechanism. I removed the kickstart lever, and the small gear that interfaces with the pawl. Electric start works fine, so I'm mobile unti...
by TwystNeko
Tue Aug 25, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: 1990 Elite LX 50 (SA50) grinding sound
Replies: 16
Views: 783

Re: 1990 Elite LX 50 (SA50) grinding sound

oh god no, I called a friend with a truck. It's in my parking lot at home until I can open it up on the weekend. I just grabbed a short vid so I can explain what it's doing without, you know, actually making it do the thing. :D
by TwystNeko
Mon Aug 24, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: 1990 Elite LX 50 (SA50) grinding sound
Replies: 16
Views: 783

1990 Elite LX 50 (SA50) grinding sound

So I just picked up a 1990 Elite LX 50 from a local seller a few days ago. It ran fine when I got it. Had to replace the battery, and the rear wheel was flat. Fixed those, and was driving it around for a few hours today. Seemed to be fine. When I stopped at a store on my way home, and came out, it s...