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Fulmar 88 - starting problems

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Fulmar 88 - starting problems

Post  nai1955 on Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:36 am

Hi,

Can anyone assist. Iím trying to get my Fulmar 88 started and find the kickstart just doesnít turn over the flywheel and engine sufficiently when it has been left standing for a while. I used to put the bike in the back of the car and take it up to the top of Crystal Palace hill and bump start it on the way down as the hill is steep and over a mile long. Always worked. Unfortunately I now have a different car and the bike wonít fit. Can I use an electric drill on a slowish speed on the flywheel nut to turn the flywheel to try and get it started. Any thoughts please.

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Post  piston 197 on Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:32 am

The flywheel retaining nut is L/hand thread so more likely to undo rather than start the engine, sounds like there are other problems if it will not start on the kickstart, which would be better sorted out than relying on a convenient hill, the reason a kickstart will not turn over the engine sufficiently is usually clutch slip ?? or too poor/weak spark, i suggest attending to these two areas will negate the need to move house to a convenient hilly location ?
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Re: Fulmar 88 - starting problems

Post  nai1955 on Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:22 am

Thanks for your help and advice. Will try these. But if the flywheel nut is lefthand thread to tighten it would mean turning it clockwise. Isnít that what would happen if I put a socket on it with a drill. So wouldnít it not undo?

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Post  nai1955 on Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:24 am

Hi, thought about it again and now understand it turns anti-clockwise to tighten. So it could undo. Thanks.

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Post  piston 197 on Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:32 am

nai1955 wrote:Hi, thought about it again and now understand it turns anti-clockwise to tighten. So it could undo. Thanks.

Yes that is correct
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Post  kerabo on Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:17 pm

If that's the small AMC engine with the LHT I would not put a drill on it. It's a very small size and it may strip or snap it. I don't have one but know they are fragile.
I started my 8E with a drill but it does need to be a good drill with lots of power.

If the kickstart don't turn the engine is the clutch slipping?

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fulmar starting /electronic ignition

Post  stuart elkes on Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:26 pm

DO NOT try starting of fly wheel lock nut crank on timing side is NOT strong enough to turn over the engine. Remove crank case drain plug rotate engine to expel excess fuel use ccl14 plug available from green spark plug co remove suppressed plug cap replace with plain brass blade as per original spec flood choke kick away you go. Good news on the electronic ignition there are no faults in wireing colours. Wire system up exactly as instructed every thing works as it should except the 6 volt ammeter which only shows discharge when in fact it is charging at 14 volts when the engine is running at just over tick over all verified by qualified auto electrician. May the spark be with you. Stuart Elkes

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