29/11/2017 at 3:54 pm #72730
I am looking at a bike with a slipper clutch good or bad thing when rallying?
I am a complete beginner helpful advice would go down very well
Mark30/11/2017 at 10:48 am #72738
theyre more of a supermoto and track bike thing.
Under heavy front braking the rear end can skip so suspension doesn’t work as well.
so the slipper clutch allows the clutch to slip, so rear wheel doesn’t skip and remains in contact.
But doing that reduces engine braking.
hth30/11/2017 at 6:38 pm #72757
yes its a supermoto i going to put big wheels and tyres on it. so not a bad thing?30/11/2017 at 8:48 pm #72762
I wouldn’t buy a former supermoto personally. If it’s been raced it’ll have a hard life. If it’s been a road going supermoto it will have a hard life being ragged around at peek revs.. Suspension will be possibly revalved for street.
An offroad 450 may be a bit scruffy, but the motor will never have been ragged as much. Anyone who can use a 450s full potential offroad in UK is a hero.
Just my thoughts.30/11/2017 at 10:46 pm #72764
Maybe i already have it was the really cool wheels and twin akrapovic can ends
I am a sucker for bling
So How do i make it work?
Mark01/12/2017 at 12:04 pm #72769
Oh well sell the wheels and oversize disc.
Set static and race sag (google vids)
Ride it and see how it handles.
Better still get someone else to ride it and check suspension.
You may be able to adjust rebound/comp without revalve/respringing
good luck01/12/2017 at 7:59 pm #72773
Thanks rob03/12/2017 at 7:35 am #72774
A few other things to consider depending on which bike it is and what may have been done to it:
1- it may not (or probably not) have a Cush hub which means the gearbox and counter sprocket shaft would have been beat to hell. Remember, dirt bikes in general don’t have a crush drive because there isn’t the same expectation of traction compared to a bike designed to cope with sticky tyres on Tarmac. The absence of a Cush drive means that there would a lot of stress on the drivetrain: chain (who cares), counter shaft and internal gearbox components…
2- often, front brakes are upgraded on these supermoto conversions – just be cognisant that whatever upgrade may have been performed (larger brake disc and/or larger caliper) may not be compatible with a 21″ original rim (there’s a small chance of this but be aware)
3- dual blingy mufflers just means two shiny things to damage
4- depending on the slipper clutch itself, it may not last more than one ride of low speed, technically challenging mud, etc – those things are designed for a very different purpose and most of them are good at what they’re designed for, not necessarily good at managing the issues associated with actual off road riding03/12/2017 at 7:06 pm #72775
thanks Alon i think i will take the slipper clutch out and fit a standard one.
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