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Slipper clutch

Post by cr500binks » Wed Aug 10, 2011 5:51 pm

i want a slipper clutch for my 96 cr500 engine. I ride my bike on mx, enduro and on the road and i need some advice on which one to get, can anyone who's got one give me good advice or point me in the right direction
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Post by TYSTYX » Thu Aug 11, 2011 3:34 am

Ive never tried a slipper on a dirtbike.......but I love the slipper on my CBR1000. It really keeps the ass end from locking up when I'm a little hot coming into a corner and have to drop an extra gear to "engine brake" a little......or alot :wink:

That being said, Ive never seen a slipper clutch for a dirtbike. There is the Rekluse clutch, but it is not a slipper like the one on my crotch rocket....its the complete opposite.....maybe its what your looking for......it works by slipping the clutch to keep the bike from stalling when RPM's are low. It also allows you to shift up or down without using the clutch lever. Here's their website.
www.rekluse.com






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Post by Roostius_Maximus » Thu Aug 11, 2011 4:42 am

there was a slipper for sale on ebay a few weeks ago, needed a big plexi clutch cover too

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Post by cr500binks » Fri Aug 12, 2011 11:00 pm

basically all the tracks near where i live are quite small and tight and im forever using the clutch lever so i thought a slipper is what i need ! my mate has got a ktm supermoto i think its a 690 and its got a slipper clutch as standard and he can drop it from 5th to 3rd in a corner and the thing dont even so much as twitch ! thats what i want !
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Post by B440 » Thu Jan 19, 2012 6:31 pm

Can a slipper allow the motor to idle when coasting down a hill? Like a bicycle does?

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Post by NightBiker07 » Thu Jan 19, 2012 7:09 pm

cr500binks wrote:basically all the tracks near where i live are quite small and tight and im forever using the clutch lever so i thought a slipper is what i need ! my mate has got a ktm supermoto i think its a 690 and its got a slipper clutch as standard and he can drop it from 5th to 3rd in a corner and the thing dont even so much as twitch ! thats what i want !
I think you're talking about a Rekluse clutch.
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Post by 2strokeforever » Thu Jan 19, 2012 8:14 pm

the 450 will have less power and will be harder to start, and will be heavier, but to make up for it it will require more maintenance.
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Post by oldie 30 » Mon Jun 25, 2012 3:50 am

I fitted a STM to mine, I don't see the relivance for your application, maybe if you were riding alot of track or supermoto. You would not get any improvement on dirt as theres not much back pressure.
There are other makes out there. they tell me STM are the best?. A Slipper for a 02-08 crf450 goes in STM, I'm not sure about other makes, there expensive.
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Post by NightBiker07 » Mon Jun 25, 2012 6:53 am

I would like a Rekluse for mine for the stall protection. I am so used to my 250, which is practically impossible to stall, that I am always stalling this thing on hills and in the tight stuff.
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Post by 2strokeforever » Mon Jun 25, 2012 5:06 pm

I am so used to my 250, which is practically impossible to stall
then get the digital 250 ignition, yes you want the light flywheel too

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMHcXPubWS0[/youtube]
the 450 will have less power and will be harder to start, and will be heavier, but to make up for it it will require more maintenance.
4stroke=dead fish

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Post by oldie 30 » Mon Jun 25, 2012 5:35 pm

Good vid. Thats heaps better, I would be riding the clutch thought that. Thats snow your riding though

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Post by NightBiker07 » Mon Jun 25, 2012 6:45 pm

my problem is when I am lugging up a hill and hit a bump at low-rpm and it yanks the motor to even lower RPM, the 500 stalls where my 250 recovers. Ive had instances where the 250 seemed to completely shot off, and recover. Does the 250 ignition respond like that as well?
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Post by 2strokeforever » Mon Jun 25, 2012 7:33 pm

watch closely at 1:33.... it stalls then starts back up.... it dosent do it every time but it does it fairly often (the oe500 stuff has never done that)

i had the same issues with the 500 stuff stalling when it really shouldnt, mostly hitting small logs in 2nd or 3rd lower rpms, as the tire hit it would stall, sending me over the bars :x or how it would just cut out at low rpm like a four stroke, with the 250 stuff it wont do that

it will still stall if you force it to but its better than a rekluse (you get to keep your balls) :lol:

id say with the 1999 250 ignition if youre on the throttle it will be harder to stall than any 250, but if your not giving it gas it will stall slightly easier
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWeHmGBR9Zg[/youtube]


notice how im NOT slipping it on the corners, just pull it in then dump it on the way out, try that with your 500 stuff :lol:
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4GsGqEqoXGg[/youtube]
the 450 will have less power and will be harder to start, and will be heavier, but to make up for it it will require more maintenance.
4stroke=dead fish

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Post by oldie 30 » Mon Jun 25, 2012 7:42 pm

I have a couple of 250 igintions, but haven't got to try them. Its obvious from the start because of the lighter flywheel stalling is harder, that in its self in single track would be of benefit, it must rev faster aswell

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Post by 2strokeforever » Tue Jun 26, 2012 10:09 am

the lighter flywheel makes it easier to stall, on the 500cdi its pretty much unrideable
the lighter flywheel does make the bike feel 10lbs lighter, also a light flywheel gives you a more direct/positive connection with the ground..... more traction if you want it but at the same time it will break loose easier and start spinning like mad if you want it to, and if if starts spinning it stops way faster just by letting off the throttle..... basically it gives you more control

another thing to consider at very low rpms the flywheel weight affects the ignition timing, im not sure how much but i think its pretty noticable
your cdi takes the average rpm and fires X degrees before TDC.....
what it dosent consider is that your crank is going real slow at the end of the compression stroke and pretty quick at the end of the power stroke
so if you add a bunch of weight it will retard the timing, and if you lighten it the timing will be advanced..... the degree #s will be the same but the time it takes after the ignition fires to get to tdc will be different

the 1999 250 ignition makes any rider faster in the trails
the 450 will have less power and will be harder to start, and will be heavier, but to make up for it it will require more maintenance.
4stroke=dead fish

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Re: Slipper clutch

Post by rantala616 » Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:08 am

Let's talk about the slipper clutch. Anyone used a STM slipper from CRF 450? Which year I should use? Was it hard to fit?

The only information I have is this, said by one dude:
"02-08 crf clutches work but you will want to machine down the outer diameter of the basket if you want to be able to pull it out from the access cover. I believe you have to swap the cr500 gears onto the outer basket."

Can someone confirm this? The clutches are quite expensive :mrgreen:

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