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 fluid that robs it of some energy. Since the surfaces of a wet clutch can be slippery (as with a motorcycle clutch bathed in engine oil), stacking multiple clutch disks can compensate for slippage. A Dry Clutch is more like the clutch found on an automobile that separates the engine from the transmission. There is a dry connection between the engine and transmission. (Compare Wet Clutch).
Clutch Verb Synonyms: seize, snatch, grab, grasp, take or lay hold of, hold, snag
Dry Verb Synonyms: dry up or out, wither, shrivel, shrink, wilt
Dry Noun Synonyms: dehydrated, desiccated, arid, sear, parched, waterless, moistureless, barren, bare, fruitless
Dry Adjective Synonyms: dreary, boring, tedious, tiresome, wearisome, wearying, tiring, dull, uninteresting, monotonous, prosaic, commonplace, stale, uninspired, plain, unadorned, unembellished
Technology / Motorcycle / Wet Clutch: A clutch 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 bike sits. S MORE
Technology / Motorcycle / Clutch - Dry: A Dry Clutch is more like the clutch found on an automobile that separates the engine from the transmission. There is a dry connection between the engine and transmission. MORE