Re: Flyer Production
Fun to watch as well Pat & adds to the confidence that your hub adapter doesn't slip or spin on the larger Sturmey hub, which would bend spokes.
Motor sounds great as well & of course it didn't take long for you to adjust to the 3 D manual clutch; as a seasoned biker it was just second nature.
Are you running a 44 tooth final sprocket with your standard reduction setup?
Load test aside. Drive line shock in daily riding (even while engaging in the fun mode) is virtually eliminated with a study manual clutch through the judicious "feathering" of clutch and throttle, gradually feeding in power with both controls to engage clutch plates & take up slack in both primary & final chain assemblies.
I am a proponent of the manual clutch for some rider applications if the clutch system used is durable as delivered. Thanks for testing Pat & sharing the progress of your findings. That said a quality Bully clutch set up & properly adjusted for motor biking, like Sportsman has special built & offers ( don't waste time & $$ trying to get an off the shelf go cart clutch to work properly) is also a good choice, simple get on and go & for those trying to meet certain state legal requirements they are mandated (even China Doll 50 cc are illegal in Indian Territory because of the no manual clutch provision of state statute.
Keep it fun! Rick C.