The clutch stroke has three stages Have you ever experi […]
The clutch stroke has three stages
Have you ever experienced the pain in your left hand after cycling? One of the reasons for the pain in the left hand may be that the clutch is over-pressed.
Therefore, please try to imagine the picture of operating the clutch lever by yourself. First of all, we must first know that the operation of the clutch can be roughly divided into three strokes (regions) from pulling the clutch lever to the full clutch state.
After pressing the clutch lever, a ringing gap area appears at first, usually this range is about 5mm to 10mm. Although it is not directly related to the operation of the clutch, if the gap is too large, it will cause a time delay when the clutch is operated, so please remember to adjust it to the normal range.
After the gap, press and hold the lever to enter the area that feels heavier. From here, enter the semi-clutch state, this area should be 10mm to 15mm away from the full-clutch state. If you want to maintain balance at low speeds, the most important thing is to find the position where the driving force is most stable.
Are you wasting your strength on training your grip? !
As long as you press the clutch lever, you will enter a gap area where there is no sense of weight at all, and there is still noise. This range is about 5mm to 10mm. If you continue to press it down, the clutch lever will start to become heavy, and the clutch will start to act formally.
Although it is in a semi-clutched state at this time, this area is very short, as long as it is 10mm to 15mm, it will become a fully-clutched state. Although the clutch lever can still be pressed down after this, because it is already in a full-clutch state at this time, even if it continues to be pressed, it is just simply pressing the lever. If you want to exercise your grip, it's okay to continue to press it down (laughs).
However, if your left wrist is so painful after the trip, it may be because you are using your grip too much.
If you continue to press it again, the driving force will suddenly disappear from a certain position. At this time, it is in a full-clutch state, probably as long as half of the clutch lever is pressed, it will enter a full-clutch state. Since the driving force is zero, the motorcycle cannot move forward naturally. At this time, the motorcycle will be very unstable and will easily fall directly.
Put four fingers on the lever, and press until the clutch can no longer be pressed. There will be a time delay before the clutch is connected again, and it will become very inflexible whether it is upshifting or downshifting. When the clutch lever is pressed over the head, the reaction force of the return spring will increase, which will increase the burden on the left hand of the rider and make it easier to feel tired.
Correctly grasp the range of semi-clutch
For example, in a low-speed U-shaped turn, most use half-clutch, but if the clutch lever is pressed too far, it will cause the driving force to be difficult to transmit, which will make the motorcycle fall into an unstable state.
Although the range of semi-clutch is different for different motorcycle models, it is very important to correctly and clearly understand the matter of "where to start with semi-clutch and from where to become full-clutch", and it is also easy to complete a U-shaped turn. The trick.
In addition, if the gear shift can be completed with the minimum clutch operation, not only the efficiency will be improved, but the time delay phenomenon will also be reduced, and even long-term cycling will not be easy to feel tired, which has many advantages. Please definitely try it yourself.
Although the clutch is a system that helps convey the horsepower (power) produced by the engine, depending on the way it is used, the clutch can sometimes replace the accelerator and brake. Especially in U-shaped rotation, etc., when delicate control is absolutely required at extremely low speeds, the clutch is definitely an indispensable tool.