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jimmylegan
11-08-2005, 12:23 PM
How dya really get that flying start? what revs should i be taking it up to before letting the clutch out? any other techniques that seem to work for you all?

Im loosing confidence when sneeking to the front of the queue at the lights lol!

RSheale
11-08-2005, 12:28 PM
take it to about 9000rpm and slip the clutch out not just dump it!

you'll beat all the chav scum in there biscuit tins

farmer1
11-08-2005, 02:13 PM
How much damage does it do, doing it regularly. I swear I can hear my clutch crying when I do it lol.

Incidentally rough idea (price?) for replacing clutch or friction plates through normal wear and tear?

priller
11-08-2005, 03:12 PM
I rev it to 11,000rpm to pull away fast.


How much damage does it do, doing it regularly

Not enough that I worry about it. I've done over 17,000km on the original clutch.

JJonth
11-08-2005, 03:12 PM
Just rev it, you gotta abuse it lol. Slip the clutch and keep it at about 10000rpm. So never let the revs drop below 10000 in 1st gear.

matt2301
11-08-2005, 05:21 PM
My clutch died at 20,000km, so they last a good while. Basically introduce as much power as possible as quicly as possible. IE lots of revs, letting the clutch out quicly yet smoothly.

VickersUK
11-08-2005, 05:55 PM
SOrry for the noob question but when your lcutch 'GOES' does it mean the plates, the basket or the whole thing? Havnt had any real experience with the clutch or problems with it so nto sure, just something to build on if you know what i mean..

matt2301
11-08-2005, 06:27 PM
Just the plates in my case mate. They're expendable like brake pads. Easily replaced if you have half a clue on how a clutch works.

Oli
11-08-2005, 06:53 PM
Plus on the RS125 the cluctch and outer drum will almost fall out when you take the left hand cover off. The only technical know-how you need is the correct meathod of tightening the clutch spring bolts (basically not one at a time but each gradually). The RS125 isn't a powerful bike, and its clutch will take a good thrashing.

I've spun my back wheel before putting on plenty of revs when pulling away, it's got it in it, just.

matt2301
11-08-2005, 07:02 PM
Plus on the RS125 the cluctch and outer drum will almost fall out when you take the left hand cover off. The only technical know-how you need is the correct meathod of tightening the clutch spring bolts (basically not one at a time but each gradually). The RS125 isn't a powerful bike, and its clutch will take a good thrashing.

I've spun my back wheel before putting on plenty of revs when pulling away, it's got it in it, just.


Are you talking about the clutch basket?

aprilia_dan
11-09-2005, 10:16 PM
clutch is designed to slip, try pulling away without slipping it......... stop worrying about racing people from the lights and just ride it

f3ieky
11-09-2005, 10:36 PM
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JakeRS125
11-10-2005, 05:03 AM
admittedly it was fun racing chav boxes on the old RS, and beating as many as I lost to, but I find that the best and most fun way is to have a big bike which you can let them get a head start and believe their winning, then open it up and blast off past them :rambo:

stefke
11-10-2005, 07:24 AM
As said above, keep the revs right in the powerband and release the clutch in such a way that the revs always stay between 8500-10500 rpm.

Quick starts with a stroker are a fine art. It's fairly easy on a 125, but the 250 can really bite you if you release the clutch to quickly doing 10.000 rpm.
Who ever said you need a thou to do wheelies :D ?

Dj RsMassive
11-10-2005, 07:37 AM
As said above, keep the revs right in the powerband and release the clutch in such a way that the revs always stay between 8500-10500 rpm.

Quick starts with a stroker are a fine art. It's fairly easy on a 125, but the 250 can really bite you if you release the clutch to quickly doing 10.000 rpm.
Who ever said you need a thou to do wheelies :D ?
lol, i would love to have ago on a rs250.

stefke
11-10-2005, 07:44 AM
lol, i would love to have ago on a rs250.

Well, you live a little to far away to have a go on mine. (not that i would let you, no offence :D ).

Andyrs125
11-10-2005, 12:36 PM
im unsure if my clutch has "gone" as pullling away is difficult even with high revs. how can i tell if it has nackerd itself? and is it pricy to repair??
many thanks
Andy