Re: pictures of multiple engine bikes i saw
Ok you guys check this out....lol!
We all know... or well most of know that having 7 clutches and being able to operate them independently or from one or multiple clutch levers would be impossible, but if designed right the handlebars themself could be the master lever that operated the clutches, now remember Im being a little far fetched here for the sake of weird and crazy design......
The handlebars are allowed to pivot uip & down about 1-2 inches, welded on ech side of the pivot point, (center of bars) there are on each side a thrush plate, (something that would keep the bars from having side to side movement), also there is a 3-4" piece of thick wall tubing saddled and welded pointing straight down on each of the pivot point, on the end of the downward vertical pointing pieces of tubing there is a 3" piece of 3/8" flat strap steel that is securely welded on the lower end of the tubing and each piece of the flat strap has holes drilled through it, 3 on one on the left side and on the piece of flat strap on the right side there is 4 holes, thes 7 holes are for the ends of clutch cables to go through and then have the little barrel type cable locks attached, now this would be a cobbled up looking mess just a little but also there will need to be another pieace of flat strap welded across horizontal on the handlebar gooseneck, this will act as a place for the ends of the cable housings to sit where there have been holes drilled in perfect alignment with cable holes that are in flat strap thatis welded to the down tubes that are on the bars, on the steel plate that is weldex to gooseneck after small holes are drilled for the cables to run through, you take a larger bit just a tad larger than the cable housing and drill about 3/16" deep so the end of the cable housing has a recess area to sit in, there will also need to be two more pieces of flat strap welded to the vertcal pieces of tubing that is welded to bars, those extra pieces will need to be so that one is setup to be against front side of the flat strap that is welded to gooseneck and the other will need to be about 1 1/2-2" from touching back side of strap steel that is welded to gooseneck, these two pieces of steel strap are for limiting how much the handlebars can rotate down, the clutch spring pressure will hold the bars in the far up as they can go position and to disengage the clutches all you have to do is press down on the handlebars so they rotate and pull the cables about 1-1 1/2" the cables only need to be long enough for the handlebars to turn about 4-5" both ways since this bike is mainly designed to go in a straight line but it would still have an acceptable turning radius In an open area.
There you go Tom....lol! This same design could be accomplishe by using a large lever bar on handlebars simular to the brake lever bar on the old Asian bicycles..... has to be something that gives good leverage and I figure what is better for that than the acual handlebars on the bike and the use of the riders weight to bush down to disengage the 7 clutches on a bike that isn't a daily rider but designed for speed runs in a straight line in the wide open.
Replies please......lol! I know some of this may seem a little confusing but for those of us who build things and understand basic mechanics and making a big lever system with the bars being the lever, I dont think I made it to understandable or at least I hope not....lol!
I dont always ride WOT, but when I do..I do my best to keep the rubber side down..Ride safely my friends!