rekluse z-start clutch and rear brake system
Posted April 28, 2005 - 01:54 PM
Thanks for the advice, Jeff
Posted May 02, 2005 - 04:50 AM
Posted May 02, 2005 - 05:36 AM
Thanks for responding and respect your insight, Jeff
Posted May 02, 2005 - 12:01 PM
On the two stroke, I find myself on the clutch a fair amount, mostly to exit corners with more authority from 3rd gear. With a little practice, it becomes pretty natural to use your middle finger brake sliding into a corner, grab the two finger over ride with the index finger (making it a one finger override) giving just enough pull on the clutch lever to pull the motor through the softer bottom. It sounds harder than it is, it's really not that bad.
On a big four stroke, you tend to use the clutch lever a bit differntly. Mostly for starting in gear (generally makes it easier to start), for a quick launch of the front tire and to help control the lift of the front tire. Starting in gear is a no-brainer. The other two operations generally require a bit more effort. The two finger over-ride makes the pull a bit stiffer than the regular lever. At low rpms, it's nice and easy, one finger pull. by 5K rpms it's becoming a two finger operation. For a quick pop of the front-end from low-RPMs, it's a one or two finger affair. If your charging up a hill in 2nd gear at high RPMs and the front tire starts to come up and you don't want to back off the throttle, it's going to take two fingers to bring it back down. Be sure to practice with it a bit for safe operation on the trail.
The best part of the left-hand rear brake is not for bull-dogging down a hill though. Give it time to get used to it and I guarantee you'll go faster, much faster with better control.
Posted May 02, 2005 - 06:56 PM
Thanks again, Jeff
Posted June 20, 2005 - 09:22 AM