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My motor god stuck in my motor grip (pistol grip)


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#1 metalclash



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Posted 15 May 2013 - 09:13 PM

I rewired my 2gx with some beefier silver core wires, but upon putting the motor back in I could not take it out.  One of the wires ended up slipping up and prevented the pinion gear from coming through the whole :/.  Since the motor was already screwed on... I had to use my soldering iron to slowly melt and cut the motor grip off.  It was a long process, but I was careful so the motor was undamaged and I had my stock 2gx wires still as backup.  I noticed on the stock wires there was a scratched spot where the pinion gear hit it when I took the motor out throughout the past.  Not during gear rotation, but simply from removing the motor form the AEG from time to time for maintenance on the gearbox.  The wires I had bought and my motor grip are now in the trash and I have a few questions:

1) If the motor ever got stuck like that again, how would I go about removing it without doing my murder for the motor grip process?

2) Is there any way to make it so those wires are as low as possible? Could I possible install a little "ledge" to put the wires under?

3) I'm going to get the Magpul motor grip to replace my KWA one, can anyone tell me if that's a simple slap on or will I have to do some modification?

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 07:08 PM

1. You can use a pair of needle nose pliers to secure to the endbell of the motor and pull the motor out.
Be careful, though, if you pull too hard and the motor just is not budging, yiou can pull the endbell off the motor.
Not that big of a deal as far as the motor goes, but can then make it more difficult to get the motor out of the motor grip.

2. I am a bit unclear as to what you are speciically asking, so I will answer in all ways that relate.
- To protect the wiring form the pinion gear, you can heat shrink the wiring in the area it rests under the pinion gear.
Then use some CA to secure it down to the gearbox shell itself. Make sure to do this before greasing your gearbox shells and before installing your gears. A very small amount of CA would be necessary.
- You can do some modding to the negative wire port in your gearbox shell and run both the positive wire and negative wire through the port and into your motor grip. This would require some modding of the motor grip as well. A Sniper Grip has more room inside of it and may help accomodate the wires you use with or without this mod.

3. As far as I know, all MagPul motor grips require some modification to fit on most airsoft rifles, not just KWA brand. I don't use MagPul motor grips, but many KWA owners do and can be more specific.

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 09:36 AM

When I put my motor back in, I first take my finger and press the wires down flat on the bottom of the grip, then up where the wire attaches to the motor I press it just enough to keep the wires down on the bottom of the grip.  That way when I put the motor in, the wires are completely out of the way.  After the motor is in, if the wires move it won't matter because they will be out of harms way at that point.

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