need alittle help here with clutch

Discussion in 'Frame Mounted Engines' started by oldmanpaintball, Jun 27, 2008.

  1. when i engage the engine to turn over .it starts up but it jerks back and forth . i give it gas and its fine after 7mph .i can disengage the clutch and keep the motor in idle and rev it up fine .

  2. BSA

    BSA Guest

    All of these engines are jerky at low speeds, It's probably just normal.

  3. adamtheha

    adamtheha Member

    If you've ever driven a standard, you get smoother acceleration by slipping the clutch a bit when starting out. Let the clutch out a bit until the bike starts moving, and only let it out fully till you're going about 15mph. Keep pedaling while accelerating until you're happy with your speed.
    It's not a motorcycle that you can torque it way up and clutch out, but it can still work the same way.
    Mine makes a horrible squealing noise when the clutch is engaged at low speed, so I just burn the clutch until I'm going good and fast.