How do YOU go from a standstill?

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by jji7skyline, Jan 24, 2013.

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how do you do it?

  1. I pedal a bit first, then drop the clutch. I don't want to wear my clutch.

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  2. I REV THE ENGINE, SLIP THE CLUTCH, AND TAKE OFF AT MONUMENTAL SPEED!

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  3. I slip the clutch sensibly.

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  4. I never stop, so this doesn't apply to me.

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  5. What's a clutch?

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  1. jji7skyline

    jji7skyline New Member

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    Tell us how you get your MB going from a standstill?.duh.
     
  2. lksdG2

    lksdG2 New Member

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    i typically give about a half pedal just to get a little momentum up before i start slippin clutch
     
  3. azbill

    azbill Active Member

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    I just twist the throttle !!!
    (99cc, centrifugal clutch, 72t rear sprocket) ;)
     
  4. livesteamfan

    livesteamfan New Member

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    Step on the belt tensioner and give it throttle. (5.5 Honda GX160 belt drive)
     
  5. Groove

    Groove New Member

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    I give it some momentum then start slipping the clutch. Giving these things momentum is kind of a struggle because they're so heavy and the seat is not positioned all that well for pedaling. That's why stop signs are such a pain. I tend to roll through them..
     
  6. Venice Motor Bikes

    Venice Motor Bikes Custom Builder / Dealer/Los Angeles

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    The clutches in the 2-stroke engines will last forever if you pedal first then gently let out the clutch & give it some gas without slipping it.
     
  7. 2door

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    Ditto.
    But the OP didn't say what engine or clutch. A 4 stroke with a lot of low end torque and a centrifugal clutch might not require much pedaling. Nevertheless, they aren't motorcycles.

    Tom
     
  8. jji7skyline

    jji7skyline New Member

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    I've always thought that 2-strokes have more high-end power and 4-strokes had more low-end torque (though not as much as a diesel), but that doesn't seem to be the case?
     
  9. livesteamfan

    livesteamfan New Member

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    No, you're right. The 2-strokes make most of their power in the high RPMS while the 4-strokes have their power in the low-end. Being I have a 4-stroke, I can take off with the engine idling, my friend that has a 2-stroke has to help it to get going.
     
  10. Nashville Kat

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    I want that good high end though never push it there- so I guess I'm really after a cruise that's nice without revs or vibration-

    50cc and 66 China girls- the 50 obviously needs more assistance, but its a 39 as opposed to a 34 on the back of the other

    The bike is light and rolls- so I'm not afraid to get up on the pedals and turn them-
    42x 22, and 40 x 22 fine alloy 3 piece vintage road cranks with just the inner chainring and a single back freewheel is what I'm running now on the pedals- so it rolls very easy- easier than a lot of normal bikes
     
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  11. Greg58

    Greg58 Well-Known Member

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    I always pedal to start off, I have about 1100 miles on my grubee 48cc with original clutch pads. The lugging of the engine is just about as bad on bearing as anything.
     
  12. GearNut

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    I pedal to get it rolling then:
    On my Point Beach give it gas and go. It has an EZM powerplant.
    On my Atlas I ease the clutch out and match the speed with the throttle to get the clutch to lock up smoothly and then I gas it for maximum acceleration to warp speed. It has an unknown brand 66cc chinagirl power plant. Top speed, mach 0.04.
     
  13. Kioshk

    Kioshk Active Member

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    I broke my left leg in November; upgraded my 44T to a 56T on my 66cc (with 29" wheels). Needed to be able to take off from a dead-stop and take hills without assistance (all 320-pounds of me (backpack included)). Working out swimmingly!
     
  14. bigbutterbean

    bigbutterbean New Member

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    When I drove an ht bike, I always pedaled before letting the clutch out. If I didn't, my engine would stall (44t rear sprocket, 280lb rider). But I'm in the process of building a bike with a 98cc Lifan, and I'm not yet sure if this bike will have the necessary torque to pull me from a dead stop. Even if it does, I may still give a bit of a pedal before giving it gas, because I know that will be less hard on the clutch.
     
  15. Powertool

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    pedal to set the bike in motion = 5mph. then dump the clutch
     
  16. 16v4nrbrgr

    16v4nrbrgr New Member

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    My OCC with 44t and a 66 HT allowed pushing off without pedaling with a little slip, and had about a 30-32 top speed.
     
  17. wasiss

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    I found that if i ride by the lights ahead i don't have to come to a full stop but if i have to i get on the ped's for about 10 feet then start l
    etting out on the clutch.
     
  18. CTripps

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    I pedal, rev, release, and rock and roll. (^)
     
  19. rudyauction509

    rudyauction509 New Member

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    I used my clutch like a motorcycle's clutch and never pedaled off to start and it lasted the life of the motor: 6,000 miles. Then the side of the cylinder somehow exploded at 30 mph destroying the whole motor.
     
  20. Groove

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    That sucks! LOL though... Did you install a new motor yet??
     

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