Slipping the Clutch
August 29, 2009 at 9:58 am #3358SafetyFirstParticipant
Anyone had this problem?
I’m using a pair of Icon Hooligan 2 gloves, and I think I’m slipping on the clutch too much with them. I don’t remember having a single time where that happened in BRC, but then again I was riding that beast of a TW200, where it’s engine response is anything but smooth.
Usually, it’s most noticable slipping when clutching into power in first, going from nice smooth power into a turn starting out at a light, and all of a sudden, craptacular ride being pulled by the bike at once.
Or could it be an adjustment on the clutch lever?
Or could it just be me a n00b putzing with new levers?August 29, 2009 at 7:44 pm #22007eternal05Participant
Are you saying that as you’re letting the clutch out, it’s all smooth until there’s a sudden lurch forward? In that case it means you’re too hard on the throttle when the clutch engages fully and so the engine pushes the bike forward once fully engaged with the transmission.August 30, 2009 at 4:47 am #22030SafetyFirstParticipant
I’m saying, let’s say I’m making a turn from a stop at a light. Doing the friction zone stuff, easing into the turn, then all of a sudden my hand slips while I’m letting out and I go from some clutch to no clutch, full power to the wheel. Oops.August 30, 2009 at 10:25 am #22036eternal05Participant
So it feels like the gripping ability of your gloves is to blame? That’s interesting…never had that experience before. I’d probably chalk it up to practice, but you could have a bad set of gloves for you…dunno.
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