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Old 11-08-2014, 01:41 PM
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Default Re: Suicide Clutch

How about rigging up a jockey shift sorta lookin' "suicide clutch"?

Even more "dangerous", haha.

Most people confuse the two anyway.
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Old 11-08-2014, 01:42 PM
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At least then you wouldn't have to grow a third leg to operate a suicide clutch while trying to pedal to get going...
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Old 11-10-2014, 11:52 PM
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Man... you hit it on the nail BarelyAWake

I kind of made myself forget about this thread because of the way if started but I really appreciate all the comments, advice and concerns.

I live in Echo Park/Silver Lake in LA.

Just dropped off the form and money order in the outgoing mailbox to get a plate Venice!

I was actually thinking that sometime next week I should attempt the longest ride I have had yet and it would be cool to ride from my place to Venice Beach. Ill shoot you a PM if I can take a day off of work if I could drop by bug you for a while. I have some vacation time I need to use before its too late.

Dan, I had not even considered the pain it could be at stop lights and what not. I think that if it was placed in the right place it could work well though. My bike has a very easy take off, barely need to pedal.

I added the left mirror today already and am waiting on a brighter headlight and a red rear light. have not looked into horns yet though. As far as brakes go, I just don't have the funds disk/drum brakes. I could get a front caliper brake bike the rear is a 24" wheel and to be honest don't have enough experience to know if I can fit some in there.

I would prefer to have hand brakes so much more, I have never owned a bike with coaster brakes and though I have no issues stopping what so ever it just does not feel natural.

I added some wire loom but its going to all come off of the handle bars and stay from the frame down. Love the bulkiness up top but don't lke it on the handle bars too much. see

BikeGuy Joe, a jockey shift style clutch is what I had in mind. I most definitely confused the two and have no interest in having the clutch be on my pedal.

Thanks again to everyone!
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Old 12-20-2014, 02:29 AM
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Default Re: Suicide Clutch

If you are just looking to clean up the bars why not a twist clutch with internal cable.
Exile cycles has a good design . One could scale it down .
A " suicide " or as we used to call them " mouse trap " clutch would require a set of floor boards or at the very least a set of fixed peg's.
I can't quite wrap my head around floor boards and pedals on the same machine.......
Nice bike , by the way. Verrrrrry cool..
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Old 12-20-2014, 05:21 AM
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Was just yesterday wondering about ya RS and what ya came up with. Glad to see ya still around and kicking.
Being legal helps make it more fun to ride!


Fascinating thought, Boxcar. Still wrapping me head around the possibilities.
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Old 01-03-2015, 01:22 PM
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OK so as one who does have a side clutch, I love the how it looks. That being said, what a pain in the freak'n ass. Don't get me wrong, it's staying but man steep learning curve on this one. Try making a left turn at a four-way on a hill with a line of cars behind you. It's like trying to pat your head and rub your belly at the same time knowing if you bugger it up you might get run over.

I've been playing with the idea of adding over-lapping linkage to a handle bar leaver so as to keep the side shift but making riding in traffic a little less nuts.
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