Is the clutch the same thing as the throttle?

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  1. ncfootballchamp

    ncfootballchamp New Member

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    Bought a standard gas engine kit for bike...one question

    I see mentions of a clutch which, to my understanding, is used to engage and disengage the gear, however i see no mention of a throttle, nor a means to shift gears.

    Can someone please clear up this confusion?

    Thank you very much
     
  2. GearNut

    GearNut Active Member

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    The throttle controls the carburetor, in fact how much air flows through the carburetor.
    The Clutch engages or dis-engages the engine from the transmission, and thusly the drive sprocket.
    There are no gears to shift. The transmission is one speed.
     
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  3. Goat Herder

    Goat Herder Gutter Rider

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    You are first gear and you don't have to do much at all. Get it up to about 10 miles an hour and the motor takes over.
     
  4. ncfootballchamp

    ncfootballchamp New Member

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    thank you GearNut you answered my question perfectly
     

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