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 Post subject: EFM auto clutch
PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 00:33 am 
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I have no left hand and am considering the EFM auto clutch, but before I take that step please could someone advise on the following:

- What happens in an emergency stop, can you still avoid using the clutch and come to a complete stop without stalling. Do you need to do anything with the gear lever?

- At junctions, traffic lights etc can you stop in first gear, then pull away without using the clutch and there is no creep forward by the bike. Can you keep both feet on the ground in these situations.

The reason I am hesitant is that I am told by my mechanic you are not able to do so and you need to keep the gear lever depressed in the both situations.

I also have a prosethetic leg and need both feet on floor when stopped to keep bike upright.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 07:33 am 
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I take it that you have researched through the EFM auto clutch company's website for the answers to you queries.

http://www.efmautoclutch.com/

I personally have no experience with one, but I would think that someone that has, will reply.

Meanwhile, here's a link to a previous question about them on this forum.

http://forum.disabledbiker.co.uk/viewtopic.php?t=5491


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 12:43 pm 
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Hi Stickerman and welcome to the forum.

I have no idea, sorry, but hope you get an answer.

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 Post subject: Re: EFM auto clutch
PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 17:59 pm 
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stickerman wrote:
I have no left hand and am considering the EFM auto clutch, but before I take that step please could someone advise on the following:

- What happens in an emergency stop, can you still avoid using the clutch and come to a complete stop without stalling. Do you need to do anything with the gear lever?

- At junctions, traffic lights etc can you stop in first gear, then pull away without using the clutch and there is no creep forward by the bike. Can you keep both feet on the ground in these situations.

The reason I am hesitant is that I am told by my mechanic you are not able to do so and you need to keep the gear lever depressed in the both situations.

I also have a prosethetic leg and need both feet on floor when stopped to keep bike upright.

Thanks


I run an EFM. You can even start your bike in first without it taking off if you're easy on the throttle. As long as it's adjusted right you can sit still all day long in first at idle.

I don't even have a clutch lever, it's not needed. There is no creep at stops & you can do an emergency stop without stalling.


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 Post subject: Re: EFM auto clutch
PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2013 19:22 pm 
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Hi Gypsylady - what bike/tike do you run the EFM clutch on please? Sometime down the track I have another project I am working on where it would be ideal. Thanks. Ron


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 Post subject: Re: EFM auto clutch
PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 15:37 pm 
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Welsh Ronnie wrote:
Hi Gypsylady - what bike/tike do you run the EFM clutch on please? Sometime down the track I have another project I am working on where it would be ideal. Thanks. Ron


I have a custom chopper with a 107" Ultima engine. You can see pics in the bike thread.


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 Post subject: Re: EFM auto clutch
PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 13:30 pm 
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Take a look a Rekluse, they do a simular system I run on my race bike, awesome piece of kit :D

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 Post subject: Re: EFM auto clutch
PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 17:28 pm 
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@ BigMitch

Does the Rekluse work in the same way as the EFM Auto Clutch?


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 Post subject: Re: EFM auto clutch
PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 17:08 pm 
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Hi, I'm new to NABD forum and I've just ordered an EFM clutch for my VFR 800FI from the states. I'm looking forward to clutch free riding and I'll let you know how I get on with instaling it and running it.


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 Post subject: Re: EFM auto clutch
PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 17:22 pm 
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onearmvfr wrote:
Hi, I'm new to NABD forum and I've just ordered an EFM clutch for my VFR 800FI from the states. I'm looking forward to clutch free riding and I'll let you know how I get on with instaling it and running it.


It's a good system. There are a few guys around here that run one & DON'T need it. I'm the only one actually missing an arm.


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 Post subject: Re: EFM auto clutch
PostPosted: Fri Dec 06, 2013 12:47 pm 
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Hi Gypsylady, Just got my EMF clutch delivered yesterday, after having to pay almost £120 in import duty, on top of the £550 I paid to EMF for the conversion & postage. If I can get the temperature in my shed above the -3 Deg it was sitting at this morning and get it fitted we should have a 100% increase in the number of onearm EMF users on this site


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 Post subject: Re: EFM auto clutch
PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2013 19:29 pm 
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onearmvfr wrote:
Hi Gypsylady, Just got my EMF clutch delivered yesterday, after having to pay almost £120 in import duty, on top of the £550 I paid to EMF for the conversion & postage. If I can get the temperature in my shed above the -3 Deg it was sitting at this morning and get it fitted we should have a 100% increase in the number of onearm EMF users on this site



Glad to hear it! Hope you have it set up soon! Here's mine!

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 Post subject: Re: EFM auto clutch
PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2016 21:34 pm 
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Hi Gypsy i have an EFM on my harley Fatbob and find i have to keep adjusting it as after a run of 80 miles t starts pulling when stopped at the lights do you have this problem ?


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 Post subject: Re: EFM auto clutch
PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 04:45 am 
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Hi dellaw

This is an old thread you have replied to, I suggest you PM Gypsylady as she may well not see your post.

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 Post subject: Re: EFM auto clutch
PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 11:03 am 
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thanks for pointing it out will check dates of posts in future


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