Slipper Clutch

Technology / Motorcycle / Slipper Clutch: Specialized clutches developed for racing motorcycles to mitigate the effects of engine braking when riders would decelerate as they entered corners. They are designed to partially disengage or "slip" when the rear wheel tries to drive the engine faster than it would normally. The engine braking forces in conventional clutches will normally be transmitted back along the drive chain causing the rear wheel to hop, chatter or lose traction. This is especially noted on larger displacement four-stroke engines, which have greater engine braking than their two-stroke or smaller displacement counterparts. Slipper clutches eliminate this extra loading on the rear suspension giving riders a more predictable ride and minimize the risk of over-revving the engine during downshifts. Slipper clutches can also prevent a catastrophic rear wheel lockup in case of engine seizure or transmission failure. Generally, the amount of force needed to disengage the clutch is adjustable to suit the application.

Other Words for Clutch

Clutch Verb Synonyms: seize, snatch, grab, grasp, take or lay hold of, hold, snag
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Slip The Clutch

Technology / Motorcycle / Slip The Clutch: To feather or fan the clutch lever back and forth to prevent stalling the engine or spinning the rear tire. MORE

Slipper Clutch

Technology / Motorcycle / Slipper Clutch: Specialized clutches developed for racing motorcycles to mitigate the effects of engine braking when riders would decelerate as they entered corners. They are designed to partially disengage or "slip" MORE

Slippery elm (Ulmus fulva)

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