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Old 06-04-2012, 04:43 PM
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Default Re: Clutch techniques/fine tuning

You still haven't told us how fast you're going before releasing the clutch. Anything less than about ten mph and you're going to have trouble like you're describing. We always suggest to get the bike up to at least 10mph before engaging the clutch to start and when slowing to disengage the clutch.
Did you ever drive a car with a standard transmission? It's the same thing except you can't downshift to a lower gear for slow speeds. Imagine leaving the car in 4th gear and trying to slow to a crawl with the clutch out (engaged)...same thing.
Depending on your rear sprocket size "jumping" might occure at slower or faster speeds. Few 2 stroke bikes with a manual clutch will putt along smoothly at less than 10mph, with clutch engaged.

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