Check out the clutch tips on www.minimotogarage.comGravel-Fun said:You know, I had wondered about this also. I wanted mine to engage at about 5-6,000 while I was getting used to the tremendous horsepower, and learning to ride.
I was told that having it engage too soon can cause excessive heat build-up. I don't really understand how this is possible. Without friction, I can't understand where the heat would be generated. The torque alone pressing on the clutch drum should not create heat, as it does not have much power at the lower RPM's.
This would certainly limit the acceleration while waiting to get "on the pipe", but I do not see any other drawbacks. I am a very systematic "thinker", but I am not a pocketbike mechanic, so you can take it as such.