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Thread: Clutches and gearing issues....
Clutches and gearing issues....
A quick couple of questions for those of you that have run these awhile-
1.) Do you peddle then let the clutch out or take off like a motorcycle?
2.) How well are your clutches holding up? How many plates do they have? I'm guessing they are 1 plate dry clutches? Does the manufacture reccomend taking off like a motorcycle (no peddling)?
O.K., that's more than two.
Re: Clutches and gearing issues....Originally Posted by Bikeguy Joe
I was asking because it would seem like you are taking off in high gear. I know that can't be real good for a single plate dry clutch.
03-23-2007 #5gone_fishin Guest
after you get to know your engine/bike you develop the right method for pedaling/clutching take-offs.
as i approach a stop, i disengage and lock the clutch, roll or pedal to my turn at the stop while hand-signalling my intentions. when it's my turn, i start out pedaling, then release the clutch as i gain speed.
with approx 250lbs of total weight, i never use engine-only from a dead stop...personally, i don't have the funds to buy/replace parts i can treat right for a longer & more reliable lifespan.
03-23-2007 #6Hugemoth Guest
I always give a couple peddle strokes when taking off. The clutch is basically a dry single plate however the plate consists of a piece of steel with holes cut in it and lots of small "pucks" of clutch material. These are really cheap and can easily be replaced.
04-08-2007 #8mrsaxman99 Guest
how does that start nut work for adjustment?
04-08-2007 #9gone_fishin Guest
the star nut is a pressure adjustment, with 1/6th-turn locking positions.
i'm pushing 1000 miles with no signs of clutch malfunction or need for adjustments, but i do have a lot of motorcycling experience and i NEVER overload my clutch components.
04-08-2007 #10mrsaxman99 Guest
anyone have a picture of the star nut? and what does the tiny screw that goes in the pressure plate do?