Clutch issue

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by aquielisunari, Jan 12, 2016.

  1. aquielisunari

    aquielisunari Member

    Why does my bike seem to drive better with the clutch pulled in a bit? When I completely let the clutch out it will accelerate ok but today I pulled it in(why? idk) about an inch and it seemed to accelerate smoother and the vibration also left. The same thing happens on steeper incline. Does this mean my clutch pads need replacing or?

    On a side note I have seen "high temp" clutch pads. Is the extra expense worth it? Sure it is only $3 or 5$ more but I'd rather not waste.

  2. crassius

    crassius Well-Known Member

    I'm thinking a diff in noise makes it seem better - did you grease bucking bar and bevel gear?
  3. butre

    butre Well-Known Member

    a slipping clutch transmits full torque without transmitting full rpm. could be that your weak engine is just having trouble pulling you around, and you need the additional torque the motor makes at higher RPMs to get you going