Motorcycle Clutch and Transmission Explained.

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Motorcycle Clutch and Transmission Explained.

Post by raYzerman » Thu May 07, 2020 9:53 am

Some simple stuff here, even though the FJR clutch has a bit more to it, you get the idea. Of course you need the transmission explained too.......





Then there's the slipper clutch technology, and yes you can retrofit your FJR with clutch parts from a '16 up FJR parts list.

https://www.yamahapart.com/slipperclutch



And if you really want to go all out, check out the Honda Dual Clutch "DCT"



And if you want some more slipper, more automatic clutch for your dirt bike (and some street bikes), you can check out Recluse clutches or other makes that work similarly.
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Post by danh600 » Thu May 07, 2020 10:28 am

Cool. I am going to watch these tonight.

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Post by bigjohnsd » Thu May 07, 2020 11:09 am

Good post
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Post by Hppants » Thu May 07, 2020 1:36 pm

Really cool videos. Helps a lot.

When I look at this, I wonder how the whole dam thing doesn't just disintegrate and explode itself in like .... 3 seconds, let alone last for a quarter million miles!
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Post by Uncle Hud » Thu May 07, 2020 1:46 pm

Thanks, Ray. Complex machinery indeed. It took a big imagination to dream up that motorcycle transmission.
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Post by bill lumberg » Thu May 07, 2020 5:01 pm

Well. There goes an hour later tonight. I’ll be watching them.
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Post by gixxerjasen » Fri May 08, 2020 11:55 am

Saw this on another forum. Son is going to be learning how to operate a clutch now that he has a dirt bike with a manual one, so we watched these videos and stopped them many times along the way to discuss what's going on when he pulls that lever. Was a good evening of being nerds together, wife was not amused.
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Post by nfa1eab » Fri May 08, 2020 2:43 pm

Very interesting videos. Reminds me of when me and my buddy opened the side cover on my wide ratio Muncie 4 speed out of my 1969 SS 396 Chevelle that I rebuilt. We were fidgeting with shift forks trying to understand how it worked. Replaced all the bearings, input shaft, synchronizers and added torque-lock sliders. Miracle was, it actually worked great, didn't whine, and shifted great afterwards. Pretty crude technology compared to the FJR gear box.
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Post by LKLD » Tue May 12, 2020 5:07 pm

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