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Can you run a 50CC dirtbike motor with the clutch bell open??? Answered

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I am trying to fix a dirt bike motor but don't know much about them I want to know if you can run the motor just to test it without putting the springs back on the arms of the clutch bell and without the cover and gearing installed. 

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liquidhandwashBest Answer (author)2013-04-05

Im going to disagree with burf, you are like to damage the clutch and the engine housing as the arms will fly out.
remove the clutch arms first.
If that engine has been under water, that will be the lest of your problems

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camping crazy (author)2013-04-05

Thanks for the help!! The engine was not under water but under two feet of snow all winter I had it covered with a tarp and intended to move it before winter but the first snow fall came it looks alot better now that I have cleaned it up the inside is very clean I had it all apart cleaning it!!!

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Burf (author)2013-04-04

Yes, you can but don't over rev it, just let it idle.
Just curious, but that thing looks like it floated over here in the aftermath of the Japanese tsunami.

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