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post #1 of 8 Old 04-13-2019, 02:49 AM Thread Starter
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2013+ Slipper Clutch

Hey guys,

Just a question if someone can tell me, in what sense is the 2013+ model's slipper clutch is better than the previous models?

Honestly, I've only ridden my bike twice since I bought it a few months back. (waiting for better weather). Honestly, in those 2 rides (one over 2 hours), I couldn't tell how my clutch is any better. Hate to say, but my old cbr F4i had a clutch/gears so smooth, you hardly needed any effort, it was smooth like butter. Just trying to educate myself.

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I'm not the best person to answer that..... I don't make much use of the slip function as I only ride street, and rev match my downshifts the vast majority of the time. If I do use it, I don't feel it.

On course; I have to think every 1/10th second adds up.

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Not sure what you mean by effort. Out of many bikes I've ridden ZX6R gearbox was one of the smoothest specially with clutchless shifts. Can't tell about slipper, I've only used it once by accident.

When was last time you had oil change and what oil was it?
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Sounds like the OP is referring to the feel of the shifter quality through the shifter itself and nothing to do with the actual slipper clutch function (And I am pretty certain F4i's never came with slippers to begin with...). I know what he's talking about, the transmission in my old Honda Super Hawk 996 was the same way. I agree, they do just "feel nicer", with no tangible explanation of why it feels better. I found getting the pro star shift kit helps a bunch with the smoothness of the transmission and engagement of the next gear when upshifting/downshifting.
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Two rides on a new bike doesn't allow a good comparison to a bike with many more miles. It takes time to have the parts wear enough to allow the designed tolerances. When things get a little 'looser' with miles, it may get smoother to some degree.

Lubricating the linkages, adjusting the lever for best position (ergos), making sure the clutch is set properly...... then, going to high quality oil once the break in is done... make sure the chains is set with enough slack....

All will help to a degree.
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I need that shift star kit like I need to go to church.

That is a must have for these bikes
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Hey guys,

Just a question if someone can tell me, in what sense is the 2013+ model's slipper clutch is better than the previous models?

Honestly, I've only ridden my bike twice since I bought it a few months back. (waiting for better weather). Honestly, in those 2 rides (one over 2 hours), I couldn't tell how my clutch is any better. Hate to say, but my old cbr F4i had a clutch/gears so smooth, you hardly needed any effort, it was smooth like butter. Just trying to educate myself.

Thanks in advance!
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Mine shifts smoothly. Id say you need to get the bike setup first. Something is not adjusted or not maintained.

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There may not be a difference. I wouldn't think about it. You should just put miles on that bike till you are comfortable...mabe even your bored and want to up your skills/technique. I'm my experience I feel like you have to be riding at a certain skill level to really even what it is, how it's different than a regular clutch, and actually USE it. I put 50k miles on my 04 zx6r 636(i'm at 80k now) before I even knew about it. All those are street no track miles... I'm sure that had something to do with it
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