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Old 05-29-2013, 05:27 PM   #163 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by renault_megane_dci View Post
I have thought about free wheeling a scooter but it is a safety issue : one could be led to a crash if free wheeling should happen in a tight turn.

The way I see it, it would be safer to get free wheeling on demand (just as a clutch on a bike).
But then it would no longer be automatic.
For a while I had a geriatric Yamaha 7n (I think that was what it was called) fitted with a bonkers combination centrifugal and overrunning clutch. Let up the gas while in gear, it declutched. It never surprised me at all, made it super easy to just ride the bike in nothing but pulse-and-glide mode. buuuuzzzzz-hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, buuzzzzzzzz-hmmmm-buzzzzzz-hmmmmmmmmmm.

It didn't upset the bike's handling in turns, but considering it was a pretty lightweight bike, it wasn't pushing hard in turns in the first place. The Burgman isn't a canyon carver either. It might not be an issue.

Lead or follow. Either is fine.
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