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Motorized Tandems, Trikes and Recumbent Bicycles Trikes (tricycle) and recumbent bicycles can give the ultimate in comfort for cruising on long trips or just around town. Ad an engine and they will really turn some heads.

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Old Yesterday, 04:50 PM
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Will the Tadpole be up on a center stand to pedal to start? I was thinking it is maybe too big to be easy enough to lift and have a center stand and how would it be stable enough?

I am pretty sure I understand the clutch with hand lever action is the same as before, just that the engine when pedal started will make the pedal freewheel so the faster running engine does not spin the pedals. Hense the special bearings added to modify the clutch.

Bump starting by holding in the clutch and letting it out to start the engine when going at a slow pedal rate across the ground is the way it will be started?
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The clutch looks like a nice piece of engineering, Steve. I like the work station you made for the tri-car... handy and at a nice height.
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Hi M.T. Here is the video of Brian Stichter starting his Harley Davidson. This got me interested in having a clutch built. This is the way I'll start it but it can most certainly be pedaled on the ground and started by letting out the clutch.

Steve.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yx81T7GPtOs
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Old Yesterday, 06:58 PM
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The clutch is nice Silverbear. I'm more than pleased. The work bench will speed things up with the tri car. Wish I'd done it years ago.

Steve
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