What is a clutch and how does it work

How A Dirt Bike Clutch Works (The Technical Stuff For Beginners)

The mechanics behind how a dirt bike clutch works are simple yet clever. A clutch works on the principle of friction plates that are designed to both slip and grip. These plates grip when the are compressed together by the clutch springs. But then they slip when they are separated when the clutch lever is pulled in. The clutch is the mechanism that sits between the engine’s power and the gearbox. It either transfers power or disengages the power. The clutch is essential for a dirt bike to be able to come to a stop without stalling and is used for gear changes.

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