Working the clutch... How much?
Posted February 12, 2016 - 11:38 PM
A lot of times my friends are telling me about how they are in 2nd and third in the tight stuff and I'll be in 1st and sometimes second. (Most of them are on 250s).
My question is should I be riding a gear higher and modulating the clutch to keep the RPMs in a good spot? Is this going to smooth out my riding and help find traction to climb hills or should I just be in s lower gear only using throttle.
I know this is quite common with 2strokes but to be honest I've barely spent any time on one and not sure if this tactics is used on a powerful and torquey 4t.
Posted February 13, 2016 - 06:32 AM
Use that clutch! It can smooth out rough spots, keep you from stalling, allow you to slow/balance while keeping RPM up, slow down before approaching an obstacle and then giving a burst of power to launch over.
Made a huge difference in my riding when I bought a trials bike last year and learned what the clutch is for! Use your clutch, Sir!
Posted February 13, 2016 - 07:06 AM