Lol. I guess I couldn't explain that slipper clutch deal very well! I knew what it did, but I feel that the "give" it can offer me in my downshifts could encourage bad habits in the future. I think, maybe, learning to downshift it without any mechanical aid would be a good thing to learn off the bat.
Does that make sense? And, if so, do you agree? Or am I being dumb? XP
meh. I wouldnt actively avoid a slipper clutch. it isnt such a big difference that you are really going to ride differently between slipper and non. the bike will still engine break the same. hell, i occasionally lock up the rear tire for a second on an aggressive downshift on my busa, which has a slipper clutch. it just helps minimize this. The only time you notice it is in the split second right after downshifting. A non slipper clutch can possibly lock up the rear wheel if your rpm's are high, while a slipper clutch is usually a more smooth transition to engine breaking. During normal riding, you shouldnt be engine breaking that hard anyways, as you will be much lower rpms. And the consequences of locking up the rear tire when you are not expecting it can be serious. Think about what happens if you are going into a turn, or just rolled off of a high speed run... I would rather have it, personally.
Lets put it this way. the effect is small enough that I didnt know I had a sliper clutch in my busa til I read that I did. And I was used to a non-slipper. But the effect is there.
Edited by danath 34, 08 July 2011 - 10:27 PM.