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02-04-2010 04:48 AM  8 years agoPost 1
T 3d

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Boston Mass

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Can the oneway bearing in the flex starter be replace or do i have to buy a whole new one

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02-04-2010 05:34 AM  8 years agoPost 2
Parsifal

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Singapore

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honestly, but a hex collet and ditch the flex starter. Life becomes easier.

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02-04-2010 11:44 AM  8 years agoPost 3
airdodger

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Johnston USA

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MA sells the bearing, check when installing the bearing locks in the correct rotation.

Chris

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02-04-2010 03:01 PM  8 years agoPost 4
Stolla

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Port elizabeth South Africa

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I agree get a raptor collet and ditch the oneway, i stripped 2 and then had enough

Common sense may not be common after all

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02-04-2010 07:16 PM  8 years agoPost 5
CHIP-MOVER

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AKRON, OHIO

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I have whole flex shaft I will sell you for 35 dollars shipped.

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02-04-2010 08:44 PM  8 years agoPost 6
airdodger

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I have had my flex starter for 15 years and never had any trouble. I have changed bearings for others that abuse them, don't get them seated, or remove before the starter stops, put large sideways loads instead of trying to keep them straight, and hot starts.

Chris

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02-04-2010 10:14 PM  8 years agoPost 7
marc8090

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Long Island, N.Y.

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I've been using the flex starter for approximately 15 years. I'm on my second one, which is the only one I've had with the shrink wrap around the flex cable. Never had a problem with it, and never changed the bearing. To answer your original question, yes, the bearing can be changed. MA sells it.

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02-05-2010 01:24 PM  8 years agoPost 8
Ed W

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Reisterstown,M.D. US

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The key to successfully using a flex-start is the start shaft must be in new condition. If it has had a set screw used on it, the bearing won't last very long, will probably seize on the shaft. Using a new start shaft it seems to last forever.
Ed

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02-10-2010 04:41 AM  8 years agoPost 9
T 3d

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Boston Mass

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flex starter
Thanks guy for all your support i am all set now

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02-10-2010 11:31 AM  8 years agoPost 10
hootowl

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Garnet Valley, Pa.

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I like the flex starter so much I have a dedicated Finer Edge Dynatron just for it and another for the lousy hex drives that wear out and get stuck in those cheap Align couplers.

Wolves don't lose sleep over the opinions of sheep

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