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hi guys,

my friends tell me that at lower speeds, they keep the clutch slightly disengaged in order to keep their RPM's high. And then when they want to bolt off, they drop the clutch and they get the power they want.

I haven't tried this... but, can't that hurt your clutch? This just doesn't SOUND like a good way to do it.

It's hard to keep this bike in the powerband, because by the time it's up to 10k, you're already going fast / run out of road.

Any ideas? or is what my friends do correct?
 

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Yes, modulating the clutch is a perfectly valid way to maintain RPMs at low speeds. VERY useful when doing tight u-turns too.

Will it decrease clutch plate life? In theory, yes. In practice, don't worry about it.
 

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Slip the clutch on the downshift and not when you're on the gas and you won't chew your clutch up. Or are you trying to learn how to launch?
 

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The idea was explained to me to tell me how to launch.

I do use that idea for REALLY slow maneuvering. I use it when I want to creep forward, never do I do it to keep the engine in High rpms, or to launch....
 
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