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    Default Riding the clutch - royal enfield.

    Guys i recently got hold of a 1986 std. 350cc . Im new to motorcycles and a few people have told me one can slip the clutch in an enfield(or any motorcycle with a wet clutch plate) because it is wet thereby significantly reducing the risk of wear and tear . Are they correct ?

    Right now i find myself cornering at speeds less than 20kmph on 3rd or 4th without shifting down and just slipping the clutch (for 5-10sec). Is this acceptable practice or will it result in a fried clutch real fast ?
    I also do it in slightly congested traffic scenarios without shifting down , i never do it for more than say 20secs at a time .
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    Default Re: Riding the clutch - royal enfield.

    Hi Basu,

    Riding the clutch is acceptable only in stop and go traffic and that too for hardly 1-2 seconds to avoid engine stalling. The CI Bullet clutch design is quite old and it is quite happy if used in the proper rpm without much of clutch slippage. Please avoid riding half clutch or slipping clutch for long duration as this can easily reduce the life of the clutch plates. Most of the bulleteers shift to neutral when needed and go down one gear when in doubt. Please do not treat a old CI bike like a new generation japanese bike.

    Quote Originally Posted by basuroy View Post
    Guys i recently got hold of a 1986 std. 350cc . Im new to motorcycles and a few people have told me one can slip the clutch in an enfield(or any motorcycle with a wet clutch plate) because it is wet thereby significantly reducing the risk of wear and tear . Are they correct ?

    Right now i find myself cornering at speeds less than 20kmph on 3rd or 4th without shifting down and just slipping the clutch (for 5-10sec). Is this acceptable practice or will it result in a fried clutch real fast ?
    I also do it in slightly congested traffic scenarios without shifting down , i never do it for more than say 20secs at a time .

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