clutch wear


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urbanmadness
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clutch wear

Postby urbanmadness » Sun Jun 29, 2014 2:37 pm



So, being that my goldwing is my first motorcycle, and that it is a lot of bike to learn on, I've been watching the Ride Like a Pro series on youtube.

One of the techniques is to ride the clutch in the friction zone while using the rear brake during slow maneuvers, such as u- turns. I have been using this technique and yes, it makes riding the wing much easier in parking lots and in stop and go traffic. My question is, how hard is this on my 1100's clutch?



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Re: clutch wear

Postby robertdawber » Sun Jun 29, 2014 5:58 pm

Think of a clutch the way you would brake pads. The more you ride it the quicker it will wear out.

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Re: clutch wear

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Jun 30, 2014 9:45 am

That said, the clutch in Goldwings is quite beefy. It is also a wet clutch, so it doesn't burn like an automotive clutch does. While you eventually, one day, someday, may require a new clutch, there are many Goldwings with more than 100,000 miles still on their original clutch - and some that never require a new clutch, ever.

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Re: clutch wear

Postby robertdawber » Mon Jun 30, 2014 7:44 pm

That's a good and true point! I forget it is a wet clutch




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