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Old 06-05-2012, 06:40 PM
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on my skyhawk 66cc motor am i able to use the clutch like you would on a motorcycle and let it out slower or will that damage the clutch? or should i just dump it every time?

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Old 06-05-2012, 08:06 PM
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Default Re: Clutch Question

Slipping the clutch instead of pedaling up to speed will decrease the life of the clutch pads. Don't be afraid of pedaling. It's still a bicycle and that little engine needs a bit of an assist when starting from a dead stop. 10 mph is a good rule of thumb to attain before fully engaging the clutch.

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Old 06-05-2012, 09:06 PM
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Yep!... always pedal first to build up some speed, then gently let out the clutch lever.
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