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has anyone fitted a slipper clutch to their F4 and if so what are your thoughts
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I too would like to know this. I have been thinking of fitting a slipper clutch to my F4S.
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I would say if you want to be able to tell your friends it has a slipper clutch, it is a great idea.

You won't go faster, you won't stop quicker, and it won't make the bike handle better.

Just my crotchety old $.02.
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Thumbs up STM Slipper Clutch

1. You wont go faster. ...Depending on road or track use...I think.
2. You can stop faster-and safer...for sure!
3. It feels good and inspires confidence, back wheel locking up is one less thing to worry about, therefore...improved handling!
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I haven't fitted a slipper clutch to my F4R, but I test rode the 2010 F4 (which comes with a slipper) back-to-back on a favorite twisty road as a comparison.

As Donsy above said, no rear wheel lockup under had braking/downshifting inspires confidence. Thus I think one can ride faster with a better safety margin, if you are a "spirited" canyon rider, or track rider. If you just ride casually on the street, you will not benefit.

I'm now pricing out having one installed on my F4R. (Not quite ready to move to the 2010 F4...)

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1. You wont go faster. ...Depending on road or track use...I think.
2. You can stop faster-and safer...for sure!
3. It feels good and inspires confidence, back wheel locking up is one less thing to worry about, therefore...improved handling!
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I was waiting for a reply like this.
Correct on all points. Thanks-
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lol sounds good to me, cheers CAG


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I would say if you want to be able to tell your friends it has a slipper clutch, it is a great idea.

You won't go faster, you won't stop quicker, and it won't make the bike handle better.

Just my crotchety old $.02.
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1. You wont go faster. ...Depending on road or track use...I think.
2. You can stop faster-and safer...for sure!
3. It feels good and inspires confidence, back wheel locking up is one less thing to worry about, therefore...improved handling!
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2. If you are braking and downshifting at the top of the RPM band on the street you are crazy. A slipper clutch is not going to help much in a panic stop because it is likely that you will grab a handful of brake and not be worried about your down shift.

Of all the things to think about when preparing for a turn, if the rear wheel lock up is a concern you are not down shifting properly, or you are one fast mo fo.

You see plenty of guys at the track with slipper clutches, $5000 forks, tire warmers, slicks, all the go fast, go around corners fast, stop fast goodies.

Then they get smoked by a guy on a Honda 600rr that he rode to the track and will ride home.

I'll be riding with that guy on the Honda this weekend.

Spend your money on things that will make you a better rider, make you safer if you crash, or make your bike handle better. (Buy the best tires you can and replace them often for instance.)

I bathe in MV kool-aid, and am very skeptical of go fast goodies unless you have already wrung all the performance there is out of yourself and your bike.

Most ain't there yet.
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