Is there an aftermarket manual cluch kit?

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  1. illMATTic

    illMATTic New Member

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    I there such a thing as a manual clutch kit I can work with a hand lever? I want something to work likea regular motorcycle. I am using a side shaft engine.

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    bigbutterbean New Member

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    If you have the option of using a centrifugal clutch (I'm assuming you plan on installing a non-kit 4 stroke engine on your bike), then why not go with that? One less lever you need on your handlebars.
     
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    Oh and there is no manual clutch "kit" that I know of. There might be some designed for motorcycles that will work, I would suggest checking with a motorcycle shop for that. But none of the transmissions currently designed for motorbike use on the non-kit engines come with a manual clutch.
     
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    illMATTic New Member

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    That clutch looks nice. Its a bit strong in price though.

    I am trying to not have to use a recoil starter. I hate the look of them.

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    Yeah, you're right about the price. I've also heard the quality is not the best. The Whizzer guys can tell you more.
     
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    A while back, one of the DIY builders here modified a centrifugal clutch by adding spring loaded pawls that allowed him to pedal start his motor. I think he needed a compression release too to get the motor spinning. After it started, cent force kept the pawls dis-engaged. If you're handy at tinkering and modifying stuff, it wouldn't be too hard to do.
     
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    Also, some of the briggs powered builders have built kickstarters for their motors.
     
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    I have a 98cc Lifan 4 stroke. I didnt buy mine at home depot, but their specs say it has auto-decompression for easy starting. I dont know if thats an action of the recoil starter and the flywheel, or how exactly that works, but maybe somebody here knows what that means.
     
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    The auto-decompression mode is built into the camshaft assembly. The Predators and most of the Honda's ect nowdays have this
     
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    Oh ok, so if you modded the clutch for pedal start on one of those engines, thats all you would need to do then.
     
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    Don't know fore sure. You may need a cylinder head compression release, or a custom manual controlled valve lift device, as these have much more effect than the factory built in camshaft operated ones.
     
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    oh ok I'm just getting into 4 strokes lol so I dont know too much about this kind of stuff.
     
  13. maniac57

    maniac57 Old, Fat, and still faster than you

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    The only kind I know of are motorcycle parts. VERY expensive for this hobby...
    Google Baker transmissions.
     

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