Feathering the clutch?


4 replies to this topic
  • 1991CR250RBEAST

Posted September 18, 2011 - 08:50 PM

#1

I go into a turn really hot on the brakes and downshift a gear or two.The question is....Is it ok to feather the clutch to get my rpm's up and then dump the clutch and holeshot out of the turn as you would on a two stroke? Just curious.May sound like a dumb question but anyone have any sound advice? :smashpc:

  • jratcliffe3

Posted September 19, 2011 - 05:52 AM

#2

I go into a turn really hot on the brakes and downshift a gear or two.The question is....Is it ok to feather the clutch to get my rpm's up and then dump the clutch and holeshot out of the turn as you would on a two stroke? Just curious.May sound like a dumb question but anyone have any sound advice? :smashpc:



Its is OK, and wont cause a problem apart from wearing your clutch a bit quicker. I do it a fair bit on power sapping sand tracks. You shouldnt need to a lot on harder tracks, maybe just on very tight corners (work the clutch to stay in the rut more than anything).

If you learn to ride in the right gear and roll the throttle on, you will find your laptimes are quicker and more consistent. 50 hp ish is a lot to switch on and off like a light with your clutch, and will have unexpected results sometimes, slowing you down rather than speeding you up.

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  • grayracer513

Posted September 19, 2011 - 06:44 AM

#3

+1 to the above. Fanning the clutch is abusive and generally unnecessary with a bike that has so much grunt. As JR points out, you'll have more control and lower lap times by using the throttle and gearbox, and your drive train will last longer.

  • DBMX 925

Posted September 20, 2011 - 02:09 PM

#4

All I can say is clutch basket after clutch basket. These 450's have some power and chew the snot out of the baskets. Break the habit if you can................ I couldn't, clutch basket after clutch basket.............................. Then I got a Rekluse!

  • Wiz636

Posted September 20, 2011 - 02:18 PM

#5

I do it all the time...just because it's fun!





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