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Gonna run a jockey shift / suicide clutch on a flyrite rigid frame. I've got a ratchet top 4 speed.

Now for the question - I was thinking of running a small rod from the pedal to the clutch arm, since the clutch will pull the pedal back. Then I thought to run a modified cable setup since the clearance between the tank and the tranny is somewhat tight. Could I do both and see how each works? Yep. But I'd like to finish the friggin' thing and I get about 2 hours a week to work on it, so any help / suggestions are greatly appreciated.

If I don't hear anything, no hard feelings, you'll all still get pictures of the completed bike.:D
 

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whatsa6speed? said:
Then I thought to run a modified cable setup since the clearance between the tank and the tranny is somewhat tight.
How much room is between the tank and tranny? is it a round oil tank or a rap around stock(ish) looking one?
 

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How much room is between the tank and tranny? is it a round oil tank or a rap around stock(ish) looking one?
It's the stock one for aluminum primary? - the one with big clearance for the arm itself. The clearance I'm concenrned about is that between the ratchet and the downtube / oil bag mount. THere's probably an inch and a half.
 

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Thank you for your interest, Yard Man.

Plenty of space since it's a kickstart.

I'm leaning toward a modified cable setup. I'm just going to cut up a stock clutch cable and take it from there. If it works like shit, I'll just go with the rod.

Any thoughts out there?
 

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If it works do it. My trans only has provisions for a rod because of how old it is (plus i like the way it looks compared to a cable under the frame) but if the cable works better then do it.
 

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yard man said:
If it works do it. My trans only has provisions for a rod because of how old it is (plus i like the way it looks compared to a cable under the frame) but if the cable works better then do it.
Well, ordered a rod yesterday, so I'll have both that and a cable littering my shop floor.

Thanks again for your help.
 

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whatsa6speed? said:
Gonna run a jockey shift / suicide clutch on a flyrite rigid frame. I've got a ratchet top 4 speed.

Now for the question - I was thinking of running a small rod from the pedal to the clutch arm, since the clutch will pull the pedal back. Then I thought to run a modified cable setup since the clearance between the tank and the tranny is somewhat tight. Could I do both and see how each works? Yep. But I'd like to finish the friggin' thing and I get about 2 hours a week to work on it, so any help / suggestions are greatly appreciated.

If I don't hear anything, no hard feelings, you'll all still get pictures of the completed bike.:D
got a bitchen jockey shifter for a rotary top 4 spd, bought it from fab kevin,had it plated but never used it
 
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