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Old 07-21-2009, 01:35 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by janvos39 View Post
The only way to do EOC is in my view to build in an overrunning clutch ( see the thread manual disengage for a centrifugal clutch of Atomic).
I've been doing some thinking, and I took a good hard long look at the clutch the last time I had the whole mess open, and I'm thinking a manual release might be possible, and the best way to go. If my idea works, it would actually work in both directions, both manual release AND manual engagement. Which would be awesome for that ~5mph traffic I occasionally encounter, or for bump starting during P&G events.

Actually, if I did away with electric starter events, I could probably justify disconnecting the alternator, as the battery holds a high voltage for quite a while, and the static drain is fairly low with the headlights off.
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