I've never had a bike yet that has had one. I thought with the lines of the bike it could look cool and bring a nostalgic look/feel to the bike. And for the person that voted what's a suicide shift. It's a hand shifter like a car and you use your left foot for a clutch. Know as a suicide due to some bikes not having a front brake so taking off on a hill was difficult cuz you have to keep your right foot down when stopped in gear. Since the left foot is your clutch.
I was building a 58 flathead, 2 1/2" over springer front, ridged rear, suicide clutch, jocky shift. Never did get to finish it or ride it do to purchasing my home, some things just out weigh others. I've allways loved the idea! It would definately make it a riders bike and not just something anyone could hop on. The trick is of course what others have stated, is your at a stop on a hill, left foot on the clutch, right foot down, left hand on the shifter, right hand front brake and gas? Atleast with fuel injection you wont have to keep it running!
So if you do the suicide clutch, you pretty much have to do a jocky shift,,, to make it super trick,,,, left hand throttle, yah I'm a little demented that way!
PS- Your not too far away from me, I'd love to help out with this project! I'd even do mine if we come up with something really clean, which is the only way it should be done. I have an old mill, lathe, and welder at home should make it easier.
If you do want to do this, I'd like to figure out left foot suicide, right hand jocky, left hand throttle,right front brake???
A forum community dedicated to Yamaha Star Stryker Motorcycle owners and enthusiasts. Come join the discussion about performance, modifications, classifieds, troubleshooting, maintenance, reviews, and more!