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So I suck at downshifting... (re: slipper clutch)

I've been doing a bit more track time on the F4 and am trying to adapt my techniques. On the street I would typically just drop a cog and brake because my entry speeds were always slow. Obviously that sucks for the track.

So begins the process of really learning how to downshift under braking. I suck at it apparently. I cant seem to match the revs while keeping consistent pressure on the braking levers. More than once its resulted in a twitchy ass entering a corner at speed. I'm improving but not fast enough and one mistake totally blows my confidence for a lap or two.

So now that's out of the way. What are my best options for a slipper clutch for the 750s? I saw Haupti's thread about adapting a later model to them but didn't see a conclusion. Has anyone found or retrofitted a decent (and hopefully not expensive as hell) slipper to the old bikes?

I'm still going to keep hammering on technique but would feel much better if I even had a bit of breathing room (it could allow a decent amount of engine brake, I'm not THAT bad).


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Careful the primary reduction is different on 750s than on the larger 1st Gen

bikes the clutch baskets won't interchange.......the plates, discs and hub might


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Thanks. Does anyone know of a setup that doesnt screw that up?


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Kind of depends on which slipper you get......

Carl (CAG) had discs and plates that enabled me to fit an MV slipper on my 1000S

Things you need to match;

Number of fingers on fiber plates and ID of same to fit hub

Number of teeth on metal discs and ID of same to fit hub


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Thanks, I will start shopping around. This might be a winter project so I am not in a hurry. Until then "practice, practice, practice!"


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Hmm I have a few mates who track alot and they have the same issue

I dont have a slipper clutch on my track bike but brake hard and blip the revs, its something you do learn and honestly I would say try get a pretty good knack for doing this before getting a slipper

My MV spoils me on road with all its blipper and slipper compared to my very crude track bike

Im not sure if it helps but this was me 2 weeks ago, the camera shows the revs clearly and you can see my hand on the clutch - you might want to skip the first minute to let me clear through traffic and get upto speed but if you listen you'll hear it every time going down the box while braking (for me) bloody aggressively

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Oh I'm trying. But its a bit of a struggle for me to do both as I have small hands. Its awkward to rotate the throttle while keeping my fingers on the brake. I usually do fine but occasionally I screw it up and am enough off to upset the chassis or just blow the shift.


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Oh I'm trying. But its a bit of a struggle for me to do both as I have small hands.
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