clutch lever

A hand-operated blade located on the left side of the handlebar of a motorcycle. When the clutch lever is pulled in, it disengages the clutch so the engine and the crankshaft can turn independently of the transmission and the rider can change gears.
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  • Clutch control — refers to the act of controlling the speed of a vehicle with a manual transmission by partially engaging the clutch plate, using the clutch pedal instead of (or in conjunction with) the accelerator pedal. The purpose of a clutch is in part to… …   Wikipedia

  • clutch — clutch1 or clutch bag [kluch] vt. [ME clucchen < OE clyccan, to clench (infl. in meaning by ME cloke, a claw) < IE * glek (> CLING) < base * gel : see CLIMB] 1. to grasp, seize, or snatch with a hand or claw 2. to grasp or hold… …   English World dictionary

  • clutch slip — occurs when the clutch tries to engage (when the pedal or lever is released), but the discs do not mate securely …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • clutch pedal — noun a pedal or lever that engages or disengages a rotating shaft and a driving mechanism he smoothely released the clutch with one foot and stepped on the gas with the other • Syn: ↑clutch • Hypernyms: ↑pedal, ↑treadle, ↑foot pedal, ↑foot lever …   Useful english dictionary

  • clutch — I. verb Etymology: Middle English clucchen, from Old English clyccan Date: before 12th century transitive verb 1. to grasp or hold with or as if with the hand or claws usually strongly, tightly, or suddenly 2. obsolete clench intransitive verb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • clutch fork — When the clutch pedal (or lever) is depressed, it pulls on a cable which moves the clutch fork which in turn pushes on the release bearing and disengages the clutch discs …   Dictionary of automotive terms

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