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Old 01-14-2013, 11:17 AM   #1 (permalink)
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so i just started riding and am looking for tips on things to avoid so i dont burn out my clutch? also how will i know when its starting to wear..?
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Old 01-14-2013, 11:36 AM   #2 (permalink)
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so i just started riding and am looking for tips on things to avoid so i dont burn out my clutch? also how will i know when its starting to wear..?


Why are you so worried about burning up the clutch? Just shift properly and you'll be fine. You do know how to shift, right? Also, keep up with all your basic maintenance. Take care of your bike and she'll take care of you.
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Ours and almost all bikes have wet clutches (lubricated by engine oil) and are meant to be slowly let out. The oil keeps it from burning up. As long as you aren't being an idiot by extremely slowly releasing the clutch at redline every time, it'll be fine.

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it will wear down sooner or later, and u can tell its worn when your rpms rise and your speed hardly changes.
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as said above it will wear out.

but, id venture a guess, that unless its a well used bike(or being abused), it wont happen during your ownership of it.

mine has something like 35,000 miles so far. and no signs of it needing replaced anytime soon.
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as said above it will wear out.

but, id venture a guess, that unless its a well used bike(or being abused), it wont happen during your ownership of it.

mine has something like 35,000 miles so far. and no signs of it needing replaced anytime soon.
well the sign of needing to replace it will be a slipping clutch lol
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I've done over 120,000 miles on an XJ900 clutch. It can stand a lot of slipping - you use the clutch to fine control speed in traffic - and fast changes in fast riding generate very little wear.

Hard starts and wheelies are the biggest causes of premature wear, as is incorrect cable adjustment with no free play.

To test the clutch, ride up a slight hill at about 50 mph (depending on the bike) and pin the throttle. If the revs rise faster than the bike's speed your clutch is starting to slip.

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Clutches are cheap, do some burnouts and wheelies! Ha ha long as you don't take a mile to shift gears you will be fine...the only time it wears is when your letting it out slowly..

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I abused the hell out of mine, I Sold it with 30k on my 636 and rode hard the entire time.. if you ever need to change it, its easy and you can do it yourself using this forum!

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