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post #1 of 17 Old 09-08-2016, 06:03 PM Thread Starter
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Slipper Clutch?

Hi All! Apparently the Gixer motor our bike is based on had a slipper clutch and you can probably find one for about $700 (US). Never having had a bike with one, was wondering if there is any real benefit outside a race track for having one on a Gixus; one pundit said the lever pressure is reduced but I'm not having any of those issues.

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Hiya,

I was contemplating that as well. The gearbox isn't from the '05, however. You'll need to get a slipper clutch for the '09 and above. I found a used one on eBay for US$89. You do get less engine braking, and it comes into its own for when you are banging down the box coming into a corner. Definitely more of a track tool, in my opinion, even more so if you are one of the last of the late brakers. The clutch on this bike is pretty sublime as it is. I'm going to do a track day with out it, then install it and do some road riding and a track day with it, to see if the benefits are there.




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ESX, Thanks. Wow sounds like a great price. After my recent long mountain ride, it seems the gearbox ratios are so close that perhaps its not that necessary compared to my old r1100s. "Last of the late brakers" is a great moniker--should be on a T-shirt! Be interested in your feedback.
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I'd say if you are really interested, head back to your dealership and ask for a spin on the new GSX-R1000 to see what the difference is with a slipper clutch. They do make it easier to blip the throttle on your downshifts - as if you don't rev match correctly it will absorb it and not have your bike try and buck you off violently (Yes, I have done that a few times).

Sigma do a fantastic write-up on the slipper clutch. Well worth a read if you are interested. The article can be found here: Slipper clutches, the most underrated track accessory??

Ha ha! I can't take credit for that one, heard it from the English MotoGP commentators. Another good one is "Wait until you see God, then brake".



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I was actually searching the forums to see if the bike came with a slipper clutch. I was shocked at how smooth it was when leaving from a stop and when downshifting. If I didn't rev match at all the bike seems to do it for me...

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Wait, i thought i remember reading this had a slipper clutch and mentioned on a youtube vid....no?
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Wait, i thought i remember reading this had a slipper clutch and mentioned on a youtube vid....no?
With how smooth my clutch is when I deliberately don't rev match, if it's not a slipper, it's something in between normal and slipper.

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Wait, i thought i remember reading this had a slipper clutch and mentioned on a youtube vid....no?


YouTube reviews are a great resource but you have to be careful with them , I have also heard a couple of reviews mentioning the slipper clutch that it goes not have and also people talking about the power modes when you change the traction control settings that also does not exist


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YouTube reviews are a great resource but you have to be careful with them , I have also heard a couple of reviews mentioning the slipper clutch that it goes not have and also people talking about the power modes when you change the traction control settings that also does not exist


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While it may not be a brand name slipper, like Yoyodyne, for example. I could easily see how people (myself included) could think this bike comes with some type of slipper clutch. Next time you're on your bike and doing 60+ mph, pull in the clutch, wait for the revs to hit idle, then release the clutch quickly without touching the throttle. Guaranteed you'll be a believer if you haven't already done this.

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I Downshifted to 1st gear at 100kms with no lock up at all. Just to test out the theory.
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