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Old 17th May 2006, 22:08   #1
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I saw an thread on slipper clutchs. I wanted to know more on fibre clutch plates. Someone told me its used in racing conditions for faster shifts. Will this help in normal road or fast street use?

I plan to use this on my latest revamp project on RX135. I checked with few dealers in chennai. They told me its available.

Can someone enlighten me on how this works? Will it have an effect on the gear teeth and other components? Will I have to make any mods on the clutch bell etc?
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dude the clutch on the rx is great.if at all u want to chance be sure of the quality.otherwise its gonna ruin a lot
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Yeah.. never heard of anybody having clutch issues on an RX.. stock clutch holds good-even in drag/track racing conditions.

Fibre clutch plates will only tend to slip a little lesser than the normal clutch plates.. and maybe last a little longer.. thats about all
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ducati uses slipper clutches -- when lowering the gears ,the slipper clutch works and dosent throw you off the bike . thats what slipper clutches do .
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Slipper Clutches limit the wheelspin of a bike when shifting into lower gear so as to avoid highsiding. I don't exactly know how it works.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slipper_clutch

Maybe fibre clutches reduce friction when rubbed against each other, ensure smoother shifting and better power delivery...

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THose are dry clutches. RX-100 uses a wet clutch as do most bike sin India.
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ducati uses slipper clutches -- when lowering the gears ,the slipper clutch works and dosent throw you off the bike . thats what slipper clutches do .
Yes those are dry clutches.
Simply increase friction i think but plates wear out far faster.

Slipper clutches are an old school mod that the new litre class-600's employ.
I think the kawasaki 636 was the first to launch it..which was then followed by the newer r1's and r6's.
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Yes those are dry clutches.
Simply increase friction i think but plates wear out far faster.

Slipper clutches are an old school mod that the new litre class-600's employ.
I think the kawasaki 636 was the first to launch it..which was then followed by the newer r1's and r6's.
I was trying to source some info on fibre clutch plates and not slipper clutches. Someone, please help.
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I was trying to source some info on fibre clutch plates and not slipper clutches. Someone, please help.

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Yeah.. never heard of anybody having clutch issues on an RX.. stock clutch holds good-even in drag/track racing conditions.

Fibre clutch plates will only tend to slip a little lesser than the normal clutch plates.. and maybe last a little longer.. thats about all
When i had started out with modding my RX i heard a lot of BS about fibre clutch plates too.
Later realised they are just not required.
Stock plates with slightly harder springs if needed with the right gearbox oil is more than enough to avoid slippage of any sort.
Irrespective of the power your bike is putting out.
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