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post #11 of 29 Old 11-03-2013, 09:22 PM Thread Starter
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Alright, here are a group of pictures from the pivot point of the arm that holds the idler pulley all the way over to the rod that connects the hand lever rod. If that makes any sense.
when I put the slightest amount of preasure on the squeeze handle things start to engage. Doesn't seem to be any slop or play. Everything starts to move immediately. Hope these help the progress.
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your adjustment is in pic number 4. the thread on the steel rod goes through the fitting and on the other side of that fitting where it goes through the flat steel there is most likely a cotter pin. take out the pin, thread the fitting further up the steel rod and thats the adjustment.

if it is all engaging but doesnt move with the wheels on the ground:

with the covers off did you start and engage the drive with the wheels on the ground. it would be a good place to start. as it sits running and engaged but not moving you should see which pulley isnt spinning at the right speed or not at all. either the bottom rear most pulley will be sitting still while the belt and upper 2 pulleys spin or the upper most pulley will be spinning but the belt wont be turning.

if everything is spinning fine but it still does not move, something else is wrong.
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I've had the cover off the whole time staring at it for hours while its running. Wheels on the ground, wheels off the ground. Pulleys are spinning the whole time its running and the idler pulley spins when the handles depressed. I've watched alot of donyboy73 and thought I had a handle on how this would work. If I had a more common machine I might have had her licked by now, but it might be time to suck it up and find a way to bring it to some hired help. Still hopeful there is an answer here for me yet though. Any other ideas are welcome.
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There should be another steel rod for the gear shifting of the trans. Disconnect the linkage as close to the trans as possible and manually shift the trans. You might not be getting full engagement of the trans.
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So here is where the gear shift rod goes to. When I shift I can clearly feel each gear firmly. Disconnected the connection and shifted by hand. Felt firmly in gear but no go with the handle squeezed. Sounded like the motor experienced a slight load but faded quickly after squeezing the handle.
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was working in the garage, going to have to mull this one over. after midnight here, will get back to you.
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take a good look at the pulley on the lower right and the gear behind it and the sprocket being driven by the chain in the middle closely. Put a mark with a piece of chalk on the shaft and pulley and make sure you dont have any slippage. There may be a sheared key allowing some drag making the wheels turn when unloaded by not when loaded.

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Great point, was thinking the same thing
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Good morning Carl and TD. I'll give that a look tonight when I get home from work and report my findings. Your help is greatly appreciated.
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Scrawny your camera seems like it can take clear pics...can you increase the pixel size....These guys are good....tough to see due to picture size. Might help a bit.
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