locking clutch leaver

Discussion in 'Frame Mounted Engines' started by blompod, Jan 11, 2007.

  1. blompod

    blompod Guest

    I didnt use the stock clutch leaver as a bought one is so much better, better pull, feel, quality. Now how to lock it back for ide tuning etc. I thought of a heavy gauge wire and bending two hooks in it to hook back the leaver when needed. Just a thought so far. What do you guys think?
     

  2. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

    that would work. i use about an inch of old bicycle innertube... rolled up...makes a tough rubberband.
     
  3. nogoodnic42

    nogoodnic42 Guest

    Why not just buy a locking break lever from your LBS? They're cheap (under $15 for a pair) and they work great. The levers and cables that come with these kits are junk and the first things I replace...Kelly
     
  4. I replaced the cable in the locking lever during m ybuild but it's time I got a whole new one.
     
  5. apratt

    apratt Guest

    Ok I gotta ask who is LBS?
     
  6. LBS = Local bicycle shop
     
  7. apratt

    apratt Guest

    Thanks. I couldn't figure that one out for nothing. lol
     
  8. blompod

    blompod Guest

    I did look at one from my LBS and it was a bit dodgy too. theres no need to lock it back while your out hey? unless the motor was playing up and you needed pedal power home, then I guess you could just hold it in while you pedaled. Im still in the process of building so not up on the riding as yet.
     
  9. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    IMO: with no neutral, you're gonna want to be able to lock the clutch out.

    i have the alloy locking lever that came with my kit, far as i'm concerned it's just fine 8)
     
  10. blompod

    blompod Guest

    thanks guys also my 50cc is in the bike but Im away from it for a couple of weeks, I took out the plug and sprayed heaps of wd40 in there just incase any moisture found its way in there while i was away. is that cool? wouldnt hurt anything?
     
  11. tirebiter

    tirebiter Guest

    My local bike shop didn't have locking levers so I ordered some from Amazon. They work great. http://www.amazon.com/Pyramid-Pro-S.../002-1166000-8890420?ie=UTF8&s=sporting-goods
    You get a right and left hand lever. I rotated the right hand lever and used it on my left side because I'm putting a rear brake lever on that side too. I operate the clutch lever with my thumb and it is surprisingly easy and comfortable to use. The way they are located they aren't in my way when I'm not using them either.

    Pic before brake lever. That aluminum dot on the top of the clutch lever is the locking pin.
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    With brake lever
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  12. nogoodnic42

    nogoodnic42 Guest

    George, those are exactly the levers I use. Interesting setup you have there, it seems like it would be awkward pulling the clutch with your thumb but I guess you would get used to it and it looks alot better than having them on top of each other...Kelly
     
  13. blompod

    blompod Guest

    Id like to see the rest of that wicked looking bike
     
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