Can I get going with out pedaling?

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  1. greekfreak

    greekfreak New Member

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    I have the 80cc kit on my motorbike using a 36t sprocket and the newer style clutch lever, I want to know if there is something I need to get the bike going without having to pedal everytime im at a stop. Any help would be appreciated :)
     
  2. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    Sure- a SBP shift kit would be perfect for you.
     
  3. AaronF

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    A Centrifugal Clutch (automatic) if your looking for a bolt on and go.
     
  4. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    Or that.

    How about a link for the guy? ;)
     
  5. greekfreak

    greekfreak New Member

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    Link for the clutch would be greatly appreciated :)
     
  6. Creative Engineering

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    Greek,

    With a 36T rear sprocket and a stock engine...you will need to pedal a bit before you engage the engine.

    Jim
     
  7. greekfreak

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    So it wouldnt be worth buying the centrifugal clutch? Wouldnt I just be able to ride the clutch a little longer to get it going? or would that eat the clutch up quick?
     
  8. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    It will definitely reduce the clutch pads' life....a lot.
     
  9. Allen_Wrench

    Allen_Wrench Resident Mad Scientist

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    I guarantee that if I had ever taken the centrifugal clutch off my old moped, I'd just have to pedal. Or get a good gearbox. Up there ↑ is your answer: shift kit, centrifugal clutch, or twiddle your toes.
    *Hey everybody, I know Sick Bike Parts have the best jack shafts and shift kits, but for the centrifugal clutch - would that be That's Dax's turf. I think I saw 'em there. Help me out.

    PS - I just saw the latest. Never mind, if you got a 36T, you may very well be needing a shift kit.
     
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  10. greekfreak

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    nope thatsdax doesnt carry the clutch. I guess I might just have to stick to peddling for now.
     
  11. Creative Engineering

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    You can get away with momentary 2-3 second clutch actions without a problem. If you slip the clutch for a prolonged time the pads will rapidly wear out. With a 36T, from a dead stop, you are looking at prolonged clutch feathering in order to get going with a 36T sprocket.

    Jim
     
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    Gasbike.net has them I just got mine from them today.

    Click on their add in left column
     
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    keep in mind that when using a pull start and/or centrifugal clutch you will need offset crank arms or an extended spindle. i just put a pullstart on my jackshaft bike, works great. oh, and i slow roll stop signs using the clutch without pedaling :D

    but even at a dead stop i pedal to get it going.. if you ever drove anything with a clutch you can tell how long you can slip it out.
     
  16. AaronF

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    Great info! I've been searching for some cheap short crank arms but nothing.Could you recommend somewhere for square taper arms?
     
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    boygofast for the centrifugal clutch. 25 bucks to your door
     
  18. the new ausped

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    whats wrong with a bit of peddling? look on the bright side at least you dont have to pedal every ware...

    maybee if you, leant way over the handlebars peaked the rpms and dropped the clutch it might work
     
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    !! but that is how i get my bike going everyday... no wonder all my sh!t doesnt work :/ dnut
     
  20. HseLoMein

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    you can always get off the bike, disengage the clutch, run with said bike and when you feel you are moving fast enough, jump on the bike, get situated, dump the clutch and take off

    or

    you can sit on the bike and walk it while sitting down, its a funny looking manuver but my buddy does it all the time, he took off his pedal chain. some of the guys who were at the CT rally last year, called it that wadling duck maneuver.

    :)
     

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