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Unread 06-28-2019, 04:18 PM   #1
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Hey all!

Got a question for you. My cart has been running great since doing a bunch of work. One of the things was replacing the starter generator.

Well, the other day my belt came off the S/G while I was driving and I could feel the difference for the last 100 yards or so while going home as it was just putting.

Today I put the belt back on and noticed it looks a little big for the new S/G pulley. Still fits decent and is enough to turn the clutch over, but now that Iíve put the belt in it just seems to spin the belt and clutch and wonít actually turn over the engine? Any thoughts to where I should start? Everything turns over by hand just fine so nothing is seized up.

Iím thinking either my clutch went out, or the bigger belt on the clutch is too lose? Kind of lost..please help!


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Unread 06-28-2019, 05:44 PM   #2
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When you installed the starter belt, did you use a pry bar to put a little tension on the belt while tightening the bolts?
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Unread 06-28-2019, 06:29 PM   #3
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When you installed the starter belt, did you use a pry bar to put a little tension on the belt while tightening the bolts?


No I sure didnít..I leaned the S/G a little towards the belt and then tightened it up. Should I try again with bolting S/G on first and then prying the belt onto it?


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When you installed the starter belt, did you use a pry bar to put a little tension on the belt while tightening the bolts?


The S/G belt is still tight as hell, though. I canít even budge it with my fingers now that itís on. I just donít get why itís not spinning the the plastic (driven clutch?) and wheel?


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Unread 06-28-2019, 07:04 PM   #5
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Can you grab the clutch and turn the engine by hand?
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Unread 06-28-2019, 10:04 PM   #6
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Can you grab the clutch and turn the engine by hand?


Yep I can! Thatís why Iím confused that the S/G belt isnít turning both over?


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Unread 06-28-2019, 10:16 PM   #7
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Is your battery fully charged? Those 2strokes can take a lot to turn them over...
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Is your battery fully charged? Those 2strokes can take a lot to turn them over...



Yeah itís fully charged. S/G belt and clutch are spinning fast like normal..for some reason the big belt isnít spinning this side at all.




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Actually...is that belt upside down? Thatís how it was when I bought the cart, but why arenít the rigged edges facing down for grip?


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Unread 06-29-2019, 09:03 AM   #10
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That belt is upside down.

Are you saying the engine is running, or not running?
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