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Old 10-19-2008, 12:15 PM
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Default Re: Proper clutch usage

Pulling the lever disengages the clutch. If you want to stop you pull the lever and start braking. Otherwise your brakes will be working against the engine.

For starting with the engine on I try to pedal up to speed then slowly ease in the clutch until it catches. Pop it too fast and you might stall. Keep pedaling until you can't keep up with the engine.

It is a matter of "feel" and practice. Don't worry, you'll figure it out quickly enough. Enjoy the ride!
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