For Slip-Clutch Riders:

Discussion in 'Whizzer Motorized Bicycles' started by Hal the Elder, Nov 28, 2012.

  1. Hal the Elder

    Hal the Elder Member

    Just curious as to how most of you get underway from a stop.

    If I have to move out in a hurry, I'll use pedal power while slipping the clutch until I lock up at 13-15 MPH.

    That's all...
    HAL
     

  2. Racie35

    Racie35 Member

    I get confused when you say slip clutch and I think others call it manual?
     
  3. Hal the Elder

    Hal the Elder Member

    Become unconfused, sir!

    The Slip Clutch is a Manual Clutch, because you manually choose how long you want it to slip until you choose to lock up.

    The Auto Clutch decides when to lock up.

    HAL
     
  4. Racie35

    Racie35 Member

    Mine will leave from a stop either way....I think it's fully engaged before your 13-15 though.
     
  5. Hal the Elder

    Hal the Elder Member

    When OSCAR had an automatic clutch, he could accellerate from a stop with no pedaling too, like yours. That's the advantage of the "lazy man's" clutch!

    Now with a slip clutch, you have to wait until the engine develops enough RPM to provide the torque to accellerate the bike after lockup, which requires a certain skill.

    I could lock mine up at 10 mph, but the engine would be just above an idle, with no usable power. Although it requires a certain "feel" in starting, the satisfaction of having direct drive is worth it!

    Have you ever ridden a Whizzer with a slip clutch?

    HAL
     
  6. Racie35

    Racie35 Member

    I think you just called me lazy and skilless!......jk.........but to answer your question, no I haven't but if you bring yours by I'll try it.
     
  7. Hal the Elder

    Hal the Elder Member

    HEY RACIE:

    Now don't feel that way!

    I'm sorry if you thought I was singling you out as a lazy, unskilled person...not at all, and I apologize anyway!

    The Automatic Clutch was designed so more people could enjoy the Whizzer without too much unnecessary operational involvement, yeh...yeh...yeh! The Auto Clutch was really what made the Whizzer successful!

    I can't visit your location just so you could try an All-Manual Whizzer, but if you could send me a 1.75 liter jug of Dark Bacardi, I'll forget the entire incident!

    Cheers,

    HAL the Elder
     
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2012
  8. Racie35

    Racie35 Member

    On its way!
     
  9. Hal the Elder

    Hal the Elder Member

    That's my man!

    Here's to ya!

    HAL
     
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2012
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