Centrafugal clutch

Anthony Carlaw /


I understand the workings of the variator transmission, but does the centrifugal clutch serve any other purpose other than allowing the engine to run with out the machine moving forward?

Regards Veitch

Re: Centrafugal clutch

It is set so at a certain rpm's it grabs, and at lower idle speed-type rpm's it isn't grabbing. Very simple.

Re: Centrafugal clutch

the power of springs, and weighted clutch shoes.

Re: Centrafugal clutch

Sorry Sabat, I don't quite know what you mean.

Re: Centrafugal clutch

Springs hae a certain tension, holding back the clutch shoes from flinging outward and grabbing. The usually have weights that make that work smoothly, like steel balls. Just take one apart and look.

Re: Centrafugal clutch

clutch is contected to the crank and spins with the engine.

after accellerating the engine, the clutch shoes bound by a spring(s) break free of the spring holding them down and grab the clutch drum witch is conected to the primary drive(1 speeds) or transmission in 2 speeds.

hmm better?

theres stuff out there that explains it better.


« Go to Topic — end of thread

Want to reply to this thread?

We'd love to have you join the discussion, but first you'll need to login (or create an account).