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Old 10-19-2011, 05:58 PM   #11
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Race Chaser I would look at your belt adjustment. As I said just replaced mine as I didn't have any adjustment left. I new that when I did my rebuild but it was late and wanted to get it going. It did produce a bit of a whine before starting before I changed it.
This sounds more like an electrical whine. The motor doesn't turn at all. Just whines a bit, until I let off the gas and retry.
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Old 10-20-2011, 06:57 AM   #12
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Check ground cable if tightly screwed into chassis.
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Old 10-21-2011, 01:37 PM   #13
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I tested the solenoid today as Dave instructed. It gets 12 volts instantly when the pedal is pressed.

I noticed that even when it does start to turn over it seems like its dragging a bit on the first couple of engine rotations. Just for the heck of it, I tested it with the spark plug removed and it turns over instantly. No hesitation at all. To me, that sounds like the problem is either a dragging starter (worn brushes?) or the timing is off.

When I rebuilt the motor I made sure that the pulsar was centered, so I'm leaning towards it being the starter dragging. That would explain why it turns over instantly without the spark plug because less compression = easier for the starter to turn the engine. Thoughts?

If it does turn out to be the starter, would repairing it be as simple as replacing the brushes? If so, I can do that myself.
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Old 10-21-2011, 07:05 PM   #14
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Back when I maintained a fleet of 2-stroke E-Z-Go for the local country club (as in some decades ago), one of the problems was weak starting. The solution was new brushes and polish the commutator - after that they fired right off.
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Old 10-21-2011, 07:14 PM   #15
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Back when I maintained a fleet of 2-stroke E-Z-Go for the local country club (as in some decades ago), one of the problems was weak starting. The solution was new brushes and polish the commutator - after that they fired right off.
Gonna try that next. Thanks for the reply!
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Old 10-22-2011, 08:11 AM   #16
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Well Plumbergs & Dave Had some time to look at mine while trying to start it. As it turns out while cranking the ground wire at the battery was getting hot BAD GROUND? well removed all contact points ie. battery,frame,and engine- ground and cleaned them thoroughly and replaced both battery cable clamps also cleaning the battery terminals.After looking at the connections at the solenoid I didn't like the idea of the spade connectors so I cut and removed them and replaced them with eyelets and reattached them as they did show some corrosion.BETTER connection? Well the out come it still had a slow crank so I tested battery voltage and found it to be a bit low.Battery is less than 1 year old.SO I put my battery charger on for a bit and guess what? Fast cranking just like new. Well the out come either it's not charging to full out put which i'll check or the short trips to my shop and to the house START & STOP is not running it long enough to keep the battery up. So any thoughts? Starter/Gen rebuilt less than a year ago.Maybe Regulator? I'll get back and let you know my out come.Wally World my get there battery back.
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Old 10-22-2011, 12:09 PM   #17
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racin161,
I've noticed with mine that it doesn't get a good charge unless I get the rpms up for an extended amount of time, so you might be right about it not running long enough. I'd try riding a bit further with a little more throttle and see if it charges better.
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Old 10-23-2011, 01:25 AM   #18
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Can't afford the gas lol ! Really the only time it gets used to the max is when granddaughter is over. I'll still check the charging just for piece of mind but I think I've found the culprit ME. Maybe a volt gauge is on my Christmas list.
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