Definitely A hand clutch is awesome even for just the clutch starts. Beats having to pull a rope.
Would a hand clutch need to be a bit more beefy in a 4 stroke seeing it has some compression to deal with..maybe a bit more than a 2 stroke..maybe I'm babbling?
I don't know why it hasn't been done before. It seems so obvious to me. There are bunches of small motorcycles out there. I don't know if would be that much heavier pull. I picked the 2 stroke for that very reason though. If there had been a 4 stroke I would have gone that way.
I agree... I can easily start my pull start by reaching around me & pulling... not too difficult at all. I hear too many problems with happy times not starting & riding in circles just to figure out something's wrong.
I like the lack of drag while pedaling a freewheeled centrifugal clutch setup. It keeps your bike a bike if needed (albeit a heavy one). Having a freewheel or centrifugal clutch also eliminates the need to clutch while going downhill to kill that annoying engine grab. The fact that you can just pedal off and start up the bike with the pop of the clutch is still kinda neat though, I just think the system isn't well engineered.
Yea but when your on the bike trail and you're shutting it down every time you pass someone there has to be some type of shoulder problem you may have to deal with later if you're killing it then reaching around to start while moving constantly,although you could just keep the revs down as your passing for I hear these engines are quiet.
My Happy Time is pretty loud which is why I shut her down when passing.
I'll know by next week. 8 more days till Titan!
The problem with auto clutch is that you can stall the engine if you; by force of habit, rev up the engine to warm up. It would be quite funny if someone revved up the engine high and the bike shot off on it's own.
I already have it in my mind when I get my Titan some kind of mechanical way to disengage the centrifugal clutch by way of lever so I can lock the lever down whenever I don''t want the centrifugal clutch shoes to grab the drum.
Examples would be when your going down a steep hill or your simply warming up the engine.
Now I know you can just get a freewheel sprocket but if I could rig a clutch lever and some stuff from Lowes it would ultimately be cheaper overall I would think.
The device I have in my mind would stiffen the clutch springs when you pull the lever making it near impossible for the clutch to grab.
I'll have to take a look when I have it.