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Nick H, triton thrasher
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#856414 08/18/2021 3:52 PM
by Nick H
Nick H
I thought I understood the clutch and gearbox but maybe I don't.
Shouldn't I be able to kick over the bike in gear if I pull in the clutch?
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#856718 Aug 22nd a 03:09 AM
by quinten
Anyway, someone told me the BSA Bantam has a primary kickstart. Can’t be bothered checking

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#856416 Aug 18th a 04:00 PM
by reverb
...I edited cause I confused your doubt.
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#856439 Aug 18th a 08:41 PM
by quinten
no , the clutch breaks the fiction connection in the clutch plates .
if the tranny is in any gear ,
the transmission , kickstart , drive chain and back wheel are on one side .
the engine , primary chain and outer part of cluch on on the other side .

for the kick to work ... the tranny must be in neutral with the clutch (edit) lever disengaged .
the kick is transfered through the tranny main shaft ... through the (edit) disengaged clutch ...
... through the primary chain ... to the engine .

For a bump start to work ... the transmission is put in second gear ... with the "clutch lever-in ."
the bike is rolled forward and then the clutch is "popped" to deliver the back wheels inertia
Through the transmission to the engine .
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