How to Drive a Manual Transmission

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Title: Like Riding a Bike Greeting: Hello, it’s a pleasure to be here. Intro: Have you ever wanted to learn at least the basics of how to drive a manual transmission? Luckily, the basic concept is a process anyone can learn. Being able to control the torque to the wheels allows you to do things like drift, power slide and fishtail. Most people think it’s hard but it’s just like learning to ride a bike, you never forget once you know how. In America, only 6% of the cars sold have manual transmissions. I’ve driven manual transmissions for over 25 years and I can tell you that driving a manual transmission can be lots of fun and a lot easier to control than an automatic. Purpose: Hence, the purpose of my speech is to inform you on “how to drive a manual transmission”, also known as a stick shift and a standard. Where I come from standard is the prefered name, so that is what I’ll be using. Preview: First I will tell you some technical information about what a standard is, second I’ll talk about shifting gears along with the clutch and how that works. Body: I.What is a standard transmission? A. A transmission transfers the power created by the engine to the wheels through a driveshaft and axle. B. Being able to change the gears manually lets you change the torque on the wheels depending on the speed at which you are traveling, torque is a measure of how much a force acting on an object causes that object to rotate. C. Each gear has its own ratio of rpm, which is revolutions per minute, which is a measure of the frequency of a rotation, it annotates the number of turns completed in one minute around a fixed axis. D. The clutch is a mechanical device that provides for the transmission of power ( usually motion) from one component (the driving member) to another (the driven member) when engaged, but can be disengaged. These are all the components in

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