- Jun 30, 2012
Has anyone got any ideas about fitting a slipper clutch to a commando - what clutch centre is relatively cheap and could be easily modified to fit ?
Heinz Kegler built one.Have a look at this thread.acotrel said:Has anyone got any ideas about fitting a slipper clutch to a commando - ... ?
There are plenty of low first gear pairs available, for the commando box - the problem is that if first gear is low enough to get a good start in a 'clutch-start race', the step up to second gear is very large. It is not a problem moving up through the gears. However coming down and using first gear anywhere else you need a heap of revs. It makes a crash likely unless there is some way of preventing the hesitation in the back wheel when it tries to accelerate the internals of the motor. I had the same situation with a Suzuki T250 racer I built. The Yamaha TD3 always had first gear not much below second, if you accidently changed down to first on the Suzuki during a race, it was not good.madass140 said:"First gear is the only drawback with the 4 speed CR box"
are there not alternative 1st gear sets available , either for the 4 speed CR or stock tranny?
Fun stuff Alan that is similar to setting up for the worst handling tests - off pavement. I've much to learn but already learned - never let cycle 'get ahead of you' like going too fast into turns and if it surprised you shame on you for not already learned what not to do. Total power don't mater to handling near as much as how much of that power can be put down in tough places compared to others. I sure liked Peels powerband which corresponded more with my intended emotional sense reactions to control forces compared to others that would respond too much or not enough to match what I wanted it to feel like just then. The closer to out of control ya get the more the slower subtle differences are magnified. What I found works best for me/Peel is what works best on bad non paved surfaces so behaves similarly going harsh enough to make the best surfaces about as loose yet w/o much slip sliding time/traction wasting intervals.able to really cream the fast guys. I softened the suspension, lowered the tyre pressures and dropped the gearing right down, then blitzed them off the start and led them for a lap. The fast guys were riding Z900s and H2s, got me at the end of the back straight, then found they were going too fast. I had to stand the bike up to miss them and ran off. What it came down to was you could choose where you were going to lose a race.