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Old 07-01-2019, 02:52 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I gave this some thought while building my C90, took my inspiration from Matt Guzzetta's Suzuki streamliner, he used a starter motor clutch in the rear wheel, far beyond my engineering capabilities.

I never considered a freewheel front sprocket, a much easier project I think.
He did say that the brakes had to be used 'with some authority' because of the lack of engine braking.

A great idea, but I don't think a 'burn and coast' would work so well on such a lightweight motorcycle, it might be useful in a mountainous region.
Using a bigger front sprocket and smaller rear would help. You can certainly go to 16/36 without any issues, pitbike front sprockets will fit and are very cheap so you can experiment.

Pete.
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