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Old 01-10-2013, 09:16 AM
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Location: Left coast
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Default Re: Locking Clutch Handle

The clutch handle that came with my BGF kit works quite well...
That being said, I don't use it.

I kill the motor if I must stop for more than a minute.
IMO, the mechanism is not designed well enough to run for any extended period with the clutch dis-engaged. It would either be grabbing a bit, here and there, causing it to heat up, or adjusted so that it would probably slip, once it was engaged.

My little Mighty 48 has always re-started very quickly, in traffic.
Actually, I attempt to judge the lights and adjust my speed to get through the traffic without stopping for each light.

I always think it's silly to see people racing from light to light, going fast as they can, only to brake heavily to stop, for every single light in town!
My goal is cheap, reliable, personal transport, below the tax collector radar. Fun counts for a lot!
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