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Howdy. One of the greatest weak spots of the e50 motor is the clutch. For the most part, it works well when the motor is left stock, but when performance parts are put on the motor, the clutch wears out fast. I'll walk you through the removal of an e50 clutch.....



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Step 1: Diggin' in.

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First, the oil needs to be drained from the e50 motor. I've already made an Instructable on how to do that. If you need help with that part, go here...

http://www.instructables.com/id/MOPED-OIL-CHANGE/

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fter the oil is drained, let's loosen the clutch cable. There is typically an adjuster that can be loosened. Should be a 10mm nut that can be unscrewed to do that.

After that, remove the centerstand spring. Put on your safety goggles, or you could put out an eyeball. Seriously. I used a spring removal tool that I made from an aluminium bar and a brake cable.

Once that is done, you can loosen the (4) screws that hold on the clutch cover. It could possibly be a J.I.S. head screw, which is like a Phillips head, but really big. I used an impact screwdriver. Sometimes they are tight. Make them loose 1 by 1, then remove them.

Once the (4) screws are removed, you should be able to pry off the clutch cover. It should come off easily.
craftclarity4 months ago

I ride motorcycles a lot and appreciate the fact that you're sharing these. Mopeds are crazy little things, they were a really big deal in San Francisco for awhile, although they seem to have fallen off somewhat. They always looked super fun though, particularly the 'cafe racer' styled ones.

droidy_pendejo (author)  craftclarity3 months ago

Oh, they are fun, Crafty! I've always enjoyed 2stroke small displacement engines and lightweight frames. Mopeds are squirley, yet easy to control. the stock power is nothing to write home about, but with a little tinkering, they can get fairly quick. They all have automatic clutches, which sucks, and most of them are single speed. But I'm well impressed what some folks can do with them. Mopeds are still alive and thriving in SF, by the way..... :)