The clutch is a high-wear item because it undergoes a lot of stress day in and day out. The clutch sits between the engine and gearbox and is the mechanical part that is responsible for transmitting the engine’s power and torque to the gearbox. Here are a few things you should avoid to make your motorcycle’s clutch last long.
Don’t slip the clutch for more pick-up
Motorcycle riders feel that slipping a clutch increases the pick-up of the motorcycle. They feel like this because engaaging the clutch partially causes the engine revs to rise quickly, giving them a feeling that the motorcycle is going quicker but slipping the clutch results in premature wear of the clutch.
Don’t ride the clutch
Riding the clutch happens when you do not release the clutch lever fully, even when the motorcycle is in motion. When the clutch is depressed slightly, it causes the clutch to not engage fully. Because of this, the clutch experiences abnormal wear and would require a replacement very early. In fact, this is one of the most common mistakes that beginner riders make.
Don’t release the clutch too soon
Releasing the clutch is a skill that one gains after practice. Every motorcycle has a different bite point in the clutch, and reaching that bite point without adequate input from the throttle will cause the motorcycle to jerk. This overheats the clutch and deteriorates the clutch quickly. The clutch must be released smoothly to avoid this. Releasing the clutch quickly can also do serious damage to the transmission.
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28 Jun 2021