Need for speed

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Red Dog
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Current Ride: Suzuki Burgman 400z
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Need for speed

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If I ride my Burgman 400 really slowly, like between 5 and 10 MPH, does the clutch slip?

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roadster
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Re: Need for speed

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In one sense it does but its more like engaging and then disengaging repeatedly. There have been cases of premature wear and also overheating issues if people regularly ride at dog-walking pace or if they are frequently stuck in up-hill slow moving traffic because of their commuting route. Racers sometimes modify the spring rates to induce abnormal amounts of slip for a quicker take-off but for them more frequent maintenance is not a problem. You should be able to feel the speed at which your clutch releases by the sudden loss of engine braking as you slow to a stop. In normal use clutch lock-up is practically instantaneous and friction surfaces get very little wear.
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Rides Kymco AK550 previously Kymco Downtown 300i ABS and Triumph Street Twin.

Red Dog
Posts: 95
Joined: Mon Apr 04, 2016 9:07 pm
Current Ride: Suzuki Burgman 400z
Location: Hinckley Leics

Re: Need for speed

Post by Red Dog »

Great reply thank you. There is a definite and obvious clutch release point during engine breaking.

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