Technology / Motorcycle / Clutch: A mechanism for transmitting rotation, which can be engaged and disengaged. There are many different vehicle clutch designs but most are based on one or more friction discs, pressed tightly together or against a flywheel using springs. On most motorcycles, the clutch is operated by the clutch lever, located on the left handlebar. No pressure on the lever means that the clutch plates are engaged (driving), while pulling the lever back towards the rider will disengage the clutch plates, allowing the rider to shift gears.
Clutch Verb Synonyms: seize, snatch, grab, grasp, take or lay hold of, hold, snag
Technology / Motorcycle / Clutch - Wet: A Wet Clutch is one that contains many plates that are in the oil spray of the transmission and the oil gets between the plates. The plates on wet clutches have a tendency to stick together when the b MORE
Technology / Motorcycle / Dry Clutch: As opposed to a "wet clutch" which is immersed in a cooling, lubricating fluid, which also keeps the surfaces clean and gives smoother performance and longer life, a "dry clutch," is not bathed in flu MORE