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Old 06-03-2011, 06:10 AM
bigbutterbean bigbutterbean is offline
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Default Re: 80/69 CC Take off speed

I usually pedal to get off the line, let the clutch out, accelerate, and continue pedaling until the engine gets up to speed. I am not sure if dumping the clutch at a dead stop would actually damage the clutch itself, although I could be wrong. I think it is more likely that it will damage other parts of the engine. It will probably wear out bearings much faster, cause the engine to stall a lot, which will probably flood it, might cause overheating, piston/ring damage, who knows. Either way, one thing is for sure. These engines are definitely not made to roll from a dead stop. If they were, you would never need to pedal them, not even to start them. There is a reason they are called pedal assisted engines.
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