Bike doesn't idle when im not moving (in gear)

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by S.PadreSurfer, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. S.PadreSurfer

    S.PadreSurfer Member

    Right when i come to a stop when its in gear, the motor shuts off

    is this normal? :confused:

  2. bluegoatwoods

    bluegoatwoods Well-Known Member

    Sounds like all you need to do is adjust your idle a bit higher.

    But it can be advantageous to have your engine stop automatically. And when you don't want it to stop, then you just use a bit of throttle.
  3. MotorBicycleRacing

    MotorBicycleRacing Well-Known Member

    Turn the idle screw on the carb in until it idles.....It ain't
    rocket science

    Did you pull the clutch in? :grin5:
    If not, of course it will stall
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2009
  4. S.PadreSurfer

    S.PadreSurfer Member

    well yes it does come in handy to be able to stop like that, BUT i have a nice little homemade killswitch rig and it works great, and i would like to be able to idle in gear, and burnout hehe
  5. S.PadreSurfer

    S.PadreSurfer Member

    and im talking about when its engaged, like the clutch lever is not pulled.
  6. MotorBicycleRacing

    MotorBicycleRacing Well-Known Member

    I know you are only 15 but how would you expect the motor to
    idle with the clutch not engaged?????

    If ya wanna burnout ( your clutch) just rev the carp outa your engine
    and dump the clutch with the front brake on......

    Do you know how to drive a stick shift car?
    or a motorcycle?
  7. S.PadreSurfer

    S.PadreSurfer Member

    my age is irrelevant. And i didn't think it could either, but i saw it in videos, and just wanted to see if I had something setup incorrectly. But thanks anyhow.
  8. MotorBicycleRacing

    MotorBicycleRacing Well-Known Member

    Are you allowed to ride a MB in Texas at 15?

    Does your mommy and daddy know what you are up to? :grin5:

    Let us know how the burnouts go....Rev that thing to about 7000
    them drop ihe clutch as many times as you can......
    Put the front wheel against something solid

    Your neighbors have my sympathies :devilish:
  9. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    safty tip of the day !!! ???

    man -- sounds like too much coffee or something ???

    for you Forbisher

    when dealing with children a gentle touch may be a good THING ???

    may be hard but remember when we were young ???

    ride that THING sideways
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2009
  10. HoughMade

    HoughMade Guest

    Without the sarcasm, the answer is that if you have a manual clutch, you must pull it in when you come to a stop or it will stall.

    The rear wheel stopping will cause the chain to stop which, with the clutch engaged, will cause the engine ti stop.

    The ones you see online idling probably run centrifugal clutches which operate automatically.

    So yes, it's normal- happy MBing!
  11. S.PadreSurfer

    S.PadreSurfer Member

    Thanks! I was just makin sure i wasn't doing anything wrong, and yes, my parents know what im up to. lol. I wouldn't do anything TOO stupid. I know my limits, haha. And yes, im sure my neighbors aren't in love with my bike, probably because the baffle fell off..... :whistling:
  12. i have a 48cc dual start starfire gt2 grubee and it has a dual clutch so i can idle at a stop without pulling in clutch,then i can gas it and go.centrifugal and manual.$149 from speed so far 31.5mph
  13. MotorBicycleRacing

    MotorBicycleRacing Well-Known Member

    OK, but can you burn rubber with that setup? :devilish: