Thanks chap.Jon S
........................................... a bad dram
Is there such a thing ? ? ?
Yes. I had a bottle of Drumglaish single malt a few years back. Tasted like diesel.
Thanks chap.Jon S
I wonder how difficult it would be to arrange an 'automatic' clutch such as the old Triumph 'Quick Shift' arrangement or the similar arrangement used by the Honda 'Step-Thru' machines.It sounds like an opportunity for some interesting mods like clutch on right, both brakes on foot lever and throttle by the gear lever to me.
Some interesting design and engineering work ahead.
Actually, I don't think it would be too difficult to arrange an external linkage between the kinematic gearchange mechanism and the clutch. I sketched out a rough mechanism which, I think, would do the job. The gear lever travel would be a bit longer and the clutch control might take a bit of getting used to but it should work. If one could arrange a hydraulic servo it would be even easier... the most difficult bit would probably be finding some way to derive the hydraulic pressure from the engine.The '58 Triumph "Slick-Shift" 'box was blessed with a mechanical arrangement whereby pressure on the gear lever (either up or down) caused a curved plate attached to the rear of the lever to actuate the clutch. I've ridden these and they are... interesting. The Hondas use a centrifugal clutch with bob weights that engage drive when the revs rise - basically a twist-and-go system found on billions of small capacity bikes. I don't think either system could be adapted to an airhead, although I have heard of airhead clutches converted to hydraulic operation, and that could mean much less effort required at the lever:
http://enduroboxer.blogspot.com/2010/08 ... wegen.html
https://www.swt-sports.de/de/kupplungsn ... -2v-silber
Many years ago I used to ride a BSA C15 for the Ipswich Triangle Club Moto-Ball. One rider had his bike set up so both gearlever and rear brake were on the right hand side. This was so he could have the ball control using his left foot. Now would it be possible to convert your bike so the clutch pedal was beside the rear brake pedal.
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