Alternative clutch lever?

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  1. SuedePflow

    SuedePflow New Member

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    Is there an alternative locking clutch lever for the chinese 49cc motor? I'd prefer something a little more compact and not designed to attach to the handlebars.

    Probably anything will be better than what I have for what I'm wanting to do. So I'm completely open to suggestions.
     
  2. WightBoy

    WightBoy New Member

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    Not sure what you have in mind but you could probably use an old thumb shifter like this one. [​IMG] If you make a bracket you could mount one of these anywhere. Not sure if it would be strong enough to hold the clutch pressure though. Another option would be a twist grip shifter.
     
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    SuedePflow New Member

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    ^^^ That would be perfect, but I need something that locks.
     
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    crassius Well-Known Member

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    there's the idea of the 'rocker' style clutch that uses the same principle as the mouse-trap assister (also same as garage door springs)

    just make one that rotates past the pivot point and the clutch spring will hold it there
     
  5. SuedePflow

    SuedePflow New Member

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    I love that idea. That would be incredibly simple to build from scrathc and mount anywhere...
     

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