I personally dont like the look of having the clutch on the end of a jockey shift, looks too cluttered (my personal opinion). I have been thinking about doing a twist style handle (similar to exhile) at the end of a jockey shift to make it look cleaner. Not sure yet how well it would workalteredpilot said:
I think exile did a bike with a push button clutch. Looked badass, like you had missles to fire or something. Ill bet it worked good to. I think it sounds a helluve lot safer than the foot clutch.ol_scratch said:I think they look cool if it has that old style industrial look. Kind of like what tractors used to have.
I pondered the possibility of a push button on top of the shifter. Might be easier to use than a twist grip. Or a movable handle, so it looks like your whacking-off the jockey shift - would work good on a tank mounted where you could have retainer positions.
The button was for a line-lock and had nothing to do w/ the clutch.tbone16 said:I think exile did a bike with a push button clutch. Looked badass, like you had missles to fire or something. Ill bet it worked good to. I think it sounds a helluve lot safer than the foot clutch.
Nah, its not a electronic button in that instance. Its a spring loaded shaft inside the handle that transfers the motion to the cable. Functionally the same as a handle clutch.=mike= said:that sounds like a bad idea to me . . . all on or all off kind of a deal . you wouldnt be able to ease the clutch on or off with a button , if that were the case .
i made one for a trike we built for a guy in a chair,he lost use of his legs from a accident.kept it simple. pics of it or on my web pagealteredpilot said:
this link does not work, could you please try it again cause i want to read it also.Nappy said:There was a thread on this a few months ago...
I put a hand clutch on the tank shift on my bike, but it's not on the road yet so I have nothing to add other than this link.
ol_scratch said:Which led me to think. Put an electronic push button on the shifter end. Run a circuit to servo/actuator that operates the linkage to the clutch. Run a parallel circuit with a capacitor to resistor inline to provide a slow power draw down. Easier on your thumb, and the slow energy release on the actuator would give a more manual clutch response feeling instead of open/close.
Or spring slide potentiometer, where you could somewhat control the electronic impulse. You know those things the use for slot cars - similar idea.
There was a paralyzed dude that had a really, REALLY nice shovel in an old issue of Iron Horse...it had a kind of side hack on it for him to stowe his wheel chair on it. (That same guy was at the last S.O. with his bike and he was a SUPER cool person, btw.)alteredpilot said: