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Old 08-26-2019, 06:33 PM
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I literally can't get the c clip off the governor tried flathead screwdrivers, pliers, everything, how do I get the **** thing out?
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Old 08-26-2019, 06:50 PM
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Maybe try cutting through it with wire cutters???
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Old 08-26-2019, 06:55 PM
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Straight pick, position opposite of open end,between clip and shaft, tap end of pick until clip deforms and falls off
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Old 08-26-2019, 10:47 PM
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I hate messing with that thing! I prefer to take the recoil housing and flywheel off... Then with a punch the whole gear and rod come out.
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Just like Karl said. I also use a pick aka awl. It’s the best I have found to get the clip out.
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Old 08-27-2019, 06:39 PM
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I had the same issue: http://www.diygokarts.com/vb/showpos...8&postcount=27

I wasn't able to get it off with just the flathead, and even tried dremelling the clip off with a needle tip, as well as simply breaking apart the governor wheel into pieces until it was just, well, gone! Neither approach worked so spare yourself the grief. I had extra difficulties because I left the motor in place on the go kart (no unmounting, so a whole bunch of other things like the frame of the kart etc. complicated the removal even more).

Here is what I did. I used the flathead to try to open that existing gap as much as I could, but after a long time only was able to widen it a tiny fraction. I then used the same flathead to try to move the clip away from the gear just a little, by using the corner of the flathead tip in various twisting/prying motions. It was slow going, but once I stopped trying to 'get it done' I slowed down and made progress. I was able to slide that clip away from the gear maybe a 1/16 of an inch, but that was just enough for me to get the tip of my vice grips to bite down on it, and from there I just slid it the rest of the way off.

I don't think this method will work with pliers alone, or without first creating a tiny gap between the clip and nylon gear for the vice grips to be able to grab just the clip (and not the clip plus gear)

Does that make sense?
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I hate messing with that thing! I prefer to take the recoil housing and flywheel off... Then with a punch the whole gear and rod come out.
Thatís how I do it too. Itís much easier that trying to dig the clip out.
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Remove flywheel. Punch the shaft out of the block. Use a bolt to plug the hole. I think I tried 1/4-20 first, but ended up tapping for a 5/16” bolt.
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Remove flywheel. Punch the shaft out of the block. Use a bolt to plug the hole. I think I tried 1/4-20 first, but ended up tapping for a 5/16Ē bolt.
I put the shaft back in with a dab of locktite.
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