Clutch First post, regarding clutch operation

Discussion in 'Transmission / Drivetrain' started by ducky, May 9, 2007.

  1. ducky

    ducky Guest

    Hi all, this is my first post. I plan to get an 80cc motor for my mountain bike by the end of this week and I just have a question about the operation of the clutch - is it like a motorcycle, as in, let out slowly to engage, hold in to have it in neutral? Thanks!
     

  2. spunout

    spunout Member

    hi, ducky. yes, it's just like that. :) BUT...you dont engage the clutch to get moving from a standstill like a motorcycle. if you do, you'll burn up your clutch :( . You'll need to pedal a few cranks to get some forward momentum, then release the clutch. Unlike motorcycles, because they have a nuetral gear, these clutch levers come with a push-pin, that allows the bike motor to stay running without having to hold the lever in by hand. Just pull in lever, and push down on the pin.(some kits have a different set-up, but you'll figure it out) to release, simply pull lever in all the way, and the pin will release itself. [​IMG]
     
  3. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    nice, informative post :D
    good answer dude !!! 8) 8)
     
  4. ducky

    ducky Guest

    Agreed, and many thanks for the info and pic! :)
     
  5. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    welcome to MBc 8)

    (spunout, that's a sweeet post)
     
  6. spunout

    spunout Member

    over the roar of applause, i bow humbly and say 'thank you, thank you' :lol:

    p.s.- the scar on my index finger is from a weiner dog named Hymie
     
  7. iRide Customs

    iRide Customs Member


    A little off topic but...SLAYER RULES!!!!
     
  8. Barret

    Barret Guest

    Dude, I noticed the Slayer sticker on your handlebars in your first post and thought it was awesome. I myself am not a huge Slayer fan, but I do love Opeth, Megadeth, Symphony X, Amorphis, Lacuna Coil, and many others. Rock on! :cool:
     
  9. spunout

    spunout Member

    Yes, gentlemen, Slayer does :evil: rule, but let's try to keep off-topic posts in the Off Topic forum or Private Messages. :p :p (you don't want a verbal spanking from Augi)
     
  10. ducky

    ducky Guest

    Thanks for the welcome augidog!

    A WEINER dog named HYMIE?! You must have pissed that thing off pretty good :)

    Ahem, anyways...

    I guess where I would go from here is, is there any feasible not-too-terribly-expensive way to install a clutch which *can* be used from a standstill? I know I'm probably reaching here but that's just how I am :)
     
  11. spunout

    spunout Member

    Hmmm... :? I dont know, dude. I dont know of any heavy-duty clutches, and even if you found a clutch that will never wear out, you might keep in mind that wont increase horsepower. Theres a lot more guys here better qualified to answer that than I. if i may...when you get the bike running, duckie, just ride it. You'll love it. 8)
     
  12. ducky

    ducky Guest

    Awesome, thanks for the info. And no, it's not because I want more power, it's just so I'd be able to take off from a dead stop with the clutch instead of pedalling, but no biggie, just curious.
     
  13. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Peddaling is good for ya'...even for a gimp like myself.

    You can use the clutch to take off, just have dax ship one out every 30 days. :wink:
     
  14. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    I have a 48 tooth sprocket and can generally take off with no pedaling,
    I even made it 24 miles up a mountain :shock: , didnt pedal once except to start engine 8) 8) 8)
     
  15. spunout

    spunout Member

    I have 80cc w/36tooth sprocket. i CAN take off without pedaling all day, but im not going to chance it. :p
     
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