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Old 10-27-2011, 10:45 PM
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Hondas won't back up?

I got some new to me honda HRC216s this week. They will not freewheel backwards. I took the tire off to see what the deal was and it looks like a kind of clutch in there to keep them from going backwards. I have had other ones of the same model and they did not do this. What is the purpose? Can i remove the "clogs" from inside the wheel so that they can go backwards?
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Old 10-28-2011, 01:27 AM
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First time I have heard this, mine all free wheel.
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Old 10-28-2011, 01:37 AM
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yeah, me too. mine free wheel fine.
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Old 10-28-2011, 08:17 AM
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I will take a picture today and post it. The rear wheels have a little spring loaded "cog" that keeps it from going in reverse when pulled backwards.
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Old 10-28-2011, 08:23 AM
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Here Is the the Rear Wheel Diagram It has a "ratchet" (part 1)
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Old 10-28-2011, 09:06 AM
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I was thinking about this more last night and I do remember needing the ratchet repaired a time or two because trying to freewheel (backwards) wasn't working. I had the dealer do it though and it was pretty quick and inexpensive.
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Old 10-28-2011, 09:10 AM
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Whats the purpose of the ratchet?
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Old 10-28-2011, 09:54 AM
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Both wheels have ratchets, the transmission shaft isn't desighned to go backwards but the ratchets allow you to by-pass the transmission shaft and still pull backwards if you wish via freewheel (or you pulling it back).

I am 99% sure this is what it is, which is definitly better than something much more spendy right?
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Old 10-28-2011, 09:58 AM
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If you have the newer Hondas (micro cut) this is a common problem and if you teach yourself how to change them you will save a ton of money. The older ones don't go out as often, the theory is the newer ones are not as well protected from dust, water, grime and they seize up quicker then on the older models. Mine have gone out a couple of times thinking back.... seems like about every year or so a pair goes out.

sorry I was slow to remember this issue, it was late after a long day and my pea brain takes longer when its late or too early for that matter.
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Old 10-28-2011, 12:20 PM
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So all I need to do is replace the ratchets?
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