Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Apopka Florida, a twist in the road just northwest of Orlando Florida My home for over 30 years
I was always shown to use the clutch pulled in at a stop. any more than 20 to 30 seconds ,find neutral.
On my vstar I find that the clutch starts to feel somewhat vague with extended use at low rpm or in traffic moving slowly or stop and go.
It has improved feel with the Barnett clutch springs.
Living in flat Florida taking off going up hill or down hill is not common.
But I can see where a novice rider might have trouble with this.
Taking off uphill from a stop is far more difficult than down hill.
Similar to what you do in a car with a manual transmission.
Manually holding the front brake while letting the clutch out easy
with a little more than minimal throttle.
It takes some trial and error efforts best done off the road if you can
during practice sessions.
2000 Vstar 650 Classic , Firethorn orange Metal flake Urethane, OEM tall Windshield, 47 Harley Tail light mod, progressive springs, hard bags painted to match w/chr. bullet accents Custom Modified rear rack/backrest, Cobra Modified exhaust w/ chrome Pencil tips, Hyper charger kit,
PRV 15, Riser mounted speakers, Chrome levers,Fringe grips, studded Leather bib with pocket, Billet Oil filter relocation kit , 3.5 PMS w/ stock pilots, mains- 122.5, Custom billet t signals