Re: Can a 2-stoke engine still run when bike is stopped?
When the clutch lever is pulled in it mechanically disengages, or disconnects the engine from the drive chain. There are friction pads that when engaged press against a surface making them spin with the engine. The concept is much like brakes but in reverse. Friction drives the bike and a loss of friction allows it to come to a stop with the engine still running.
If your clutch is properly adjusted but the engine dies when you pull the clutch lever in then it sounds as if you need to increase your idle speed.
If the clutch cable is adjusted correctly the engine will continue to run when the locking button is used to hold the clutch lever in. If the engine dies when using the locking button you cable needs to be tightened just a little.
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