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Pros & Cons of a Slipper Clutch

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Hi everyone,

I am considering the possibility of fitting a slipper to my '05 999 and was just wondering what the general concensus is on the pros and cons of this mod.


My primary objective of doing so is to minimise the load on the engine during hard braking and to reduce power loss by reduction of rotating mass (since the slipper is most likely lighter than the stock clutch); and certainly not for the sake of emulating any track gods although i do visit the track.


Open for discussion. Any views/opinions would be appreciated, esp so if you hv any experience running a slipper, on issues such as practicality on the street, maintenance, any recomendations, etc etc....


Thanks in advance

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Not sure about the pros and cons that it brings to the physics (physical outcome, that is) of the bike when it is used. But I think I know why slipper clutches were invented -- track newbies and the occasional harsh-downshifter could benefit from it; saves early clutch wear and rear wheel lockups

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Slipper clutch tends to wear the clutch plate and elements faster.


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