That's why I sent the rebuild kit, got the 223 from, was it Hugh, from SDScooters, he told me it was not pumping gas.
I like the Chinese metal fuel nipples, did they fit with no mods. Love the JEGS sticker, looks good w/ the yellow plug wire and fuel lines. Now everyone will be asking, did you get that engine from Jegs, lol. I follow NHRA, IHRA, as I am sure you do too. John ( hurricane ) Force, is my favorite.
I was wondering about the clutch weight and springs. Would it be better to run a steel arm clutch at around 6,000 RPM engagement, would be a happy compromise. I am asking cause the flywheel is very heavy compared to the clutch side of the crank, would that effect the balance of the crank??
I have this starter on another bike, Your remove the flywheel bolt put a couple of washers in the hole and put the round pawl over the flywheel put the bolt back and your set. Both types have way more leverage than the stock one.
I do a lot of business with Jegs....I figured seeings you ran a dragbike you'd get a kick out of the mini sticker on the pullcover…...LOL
Whats funnier is the guy who used to make your camshafts was and still is bigtime into two stroke engines too....You should check out his latest article on his custom built twin cylinder counter rotational 2 stroke engine......The guys like 90 and still developing sikk powerplants..……..LOL
I miss Hugh....One time he sent me an email saying he was cleaning out the garage and wanted to send me a few boxes full of parts he no longer wanted....I must've answered his pm too late but its cool....He was a very helpful guy..
As far as the clutch and the flywheel being unbalanced.....That's gonna always be and adding rotational weight with a steel clutch will just kill back revs and a lil power plus add a lot of heat....
They can never balance out because as the engine idles without engagement it will be unloaded...When the clutch grabs you and the weight of the bike will be loaded on the clutch side making the flywheel lighter...……….Its gonna be a back n forth tradeoff like all engines....
For the pullstarter...If that's the one you want to swap in....Its cool...Ive never ever used that type on a reeded engine but I do know they work really well on the piston ported engines as long as its not an EZ-Pull design..
After the engine is broken-in you can pop the head to decarbonize the pistontop and remove the basegasket to bump-up the compression back up......
Should be firing it up soon..I first want to see if the carb will pump fuel before so Im not wasting parts...Im pretty busy at the moment and soon the dredging contract is coming up and Im debating hard on taking the assignment after last years fiasco.....
It's not like I need the $$ anymore but its just as expensive to live here than live there in Cali so I better keep banking loot for my retirement and retire when I should...LOL
I have a feeling retiring early will just hurt me in the long run...So does my accountant...LOL