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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 08-31-2006, 07:39 PM Thread Starter
 
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Automatic motorcycles?

Is there such a thing as an automatic transmission for a motorcycle?
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post #2 of 28 (permalink) Old 08-31-2006, 07:40 PM
 
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Is there such a thing as an automatic transmission for a motorcycle?
google Hondamatic... they existed...
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Suzuki had one too, around 400cc's. Husqvarna had a dirt bike with an automatic that must have been a killer going downhill.
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Suzuki had one too, around 400cc's. Husqvarna had a dirt bike with an automatic that must have been a killer going downhill.
have rode the husky back in the early 80s 4 stroke I think, it was weird
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In the 1970's honda and Kawasaki both made automatics. Kawi made a version of their 1000 in an automatic...you saw it when you watched CHIPS...

In the 70's and 80's Honda made a CM 400 and in 1977 to 1979 they made a CB750A... it was a 2 speed ( low and high range)... I have a 1978 CB 750A that I am restoring...
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Hondamatic is the only one I am familiar with... however, I think some of the big tourers are bringing it back... Yamaha FJR is one I think...
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Hondamatic is the only one I am familiar with... however, I think some of the big tourers are bringing it back... Yamaha FJR is one I think...
The YCCS FJR is not automatic. It just does all the shifting and clutching at the push of a button. Actuators operate the clutch and shift mechanisms. Clutch slip and shift speed are all programed in the ecu.

there is a small cruiser company that makes nothing but auto bikes. I think theyre CVT actually but let me look.
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I prefer to shift gears.



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Parking is an issue. They will roll. The Hondamatic has a parking brake operated by a cable. The rear brake pedal is designed with notches so when you step down and apply the brake, you push on the cable to keep the rear wheel locked (master cylinder assisted drum brake).

They weren't designed well and I am having trouble finding one in working condition.
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post #13 of 28 (permalink) Old 09-01-2006, 01:39 PM
 
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yes they make automatic motorcycles.


we call them scooters.

no really suzuki does have one out, that ... starts with a B.... crap better go look it up

Burgman...but...i went to look it up, and it was listed under scooters, LOL. they are 600-1000 cc but still listed under scooter.
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found it- ridley motorcycles
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Yep I have posted that before... I have seen them on a few shows... but not shifting is kinda




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Yep I have posted that before... I have seen them on a few shows... but not shifting is kinda
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Yep I have posted that before... I have seen them on a few shows... but not shifting is kinda
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Yep I have posted that before... I have seen them on a few shows... but not shifting is kinda
kinda defeats the purpose of riding a motorcycle.
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