Re: Don't laugh but...
I rode my Thatsdax Happy Time 70cc for 350 trouble-free miles. When I sold the bike, the engine still ran without issue.
I actually really enjoyed having a clutch on my happy time. It was much more fun than the auto clutches on my Huasheng 50cc or GT50R. Feathering the clutch was not too much of a problem for me. I always pedaled to around 7mph before releasing the clutch though.
Finally, the HT clutch really made me feel more comfortable about driving and shifting a manual car.
Enjoy the happy time!