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Old 03-18-2011, 03:05 PM
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Default Re: How does a clutch work?

Originally Posted by Nougat View Post
In general terms: The spinning of the clutch causes the clutch weights to overcome the spring pressure at high RPMs, which cause the clutches to come together. When the engine is turning at a lower RPM, there's not enough spin for the weights to overcome those springs' tension, and the clutches are apart.
No, not a centrifugal clutch. I understand the weights on a centrifugal. Look at the picture of the clutch I am talking about. Its a manual clutch with several stacked fiction plates. One set rides on the shaft the other the housing around the outside of the clutch. The only thing I dont understand is how the spring pressure is released

Last edited by primusbike; 03-18-2011 at 03:06 PM. Reason: typo
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