Slipper Clutch ??

6 replies to this topic
  • Daz_426_02

Posted May 03, 2005 - 12:33 AM


Hello all,
Dose anyone know what a slipper clutch is or what it is meant to do?


  • ovrrdrive

Posted May 03, 2005 - 12:40 AM


Basically, it eliminates engine braking by allowing the clutch to only turn one way and "slip" the other.

Supposedly it makes a 4 stroke feel more like a 2 stroke on the track.

  • Daz_426_02

Posted May 03, 2005 - 03:47 AM


cool thanks, i see that there are quite a few people who put them on bikes they use for Supermoto. I presume it isnt really esigned for motocross then.


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Posted May 03, 2005 - 05:53 AM


i have one installed in an '04 yz450 and use it for pro mx....definitely worth the cash if you want to get rid of the decompression braking....9thereby giving it the 2 stoke feel)

  • Daz_426_02

Posted May 03, 2005 - 08:13 AM


I would think the compression (engine braking) would be an advantage?? it helps slow the bike down when you want it to?

  • Bustedback

Posted May 03, 2005 - 02:39 PM


I would think the compression (engine braking) would be an advantage?? it helps slow the bike down when you want it to?

I guess if you didn't want the rear wheel to lock up under engine braking, a slipper would be a good thing.

  • Fastest1

Posted May 03, 2005 - 10:01 PM


I have noticed that very fast people dont use engine braking generally (I do and like it, maybe I am not fast) They are either on the gas all the way or braking, not much coasting in their styles. Engine braking is good when coasting or maybe to initiate a slide/turn. Using both brakes is much more effective.

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