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Old 05-09-2013, 04:51 AM
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Default Re: question regarding clutch

Originally Posted by 2door View Post
No. The clutch, if properly adjusted will completely disengage and pedaling the bike will not harm it in any way. In fact the basic idea of the manual clutch is to allow the bike to be pedaled normally with only a little parasitic drag from the chain, sprockets and clutch cross shaft. You're good to go. No damage.

I was wondering something, does it matter how fast you go? I live in the mountains and often times I will hold in the clutch lever, kill the engine, and glide down the hills. I can reach speeds up to 40+ miles per hour gliding down these long steep hills with the engine off. With the sprocket spinning that fast without the engine running and oil flowing could it damage the clutch or engine? Should I put extra grease on the clutch or anywhere else?
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