Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Castle Rock, CO 80108
I'm still a little uncertain, but I'll give it a shot. My understanding is that it is essentially analogous to a sprague clutch in a helicopter (if your familiar with that). In other words, you can bang down the gears without using the the clutch lever and not have to worry about rev-matching. The slipper clutch allows the engine to basically remain disengaged from the gears until it reaches a level where it can engage without screwing things up (for lack of a better phrase). The procedure goes something like this- close the throttle, bang (really more of a tap) the shifter down, right back on the throttle. No locking of the rear end, no tire chirping, etc... Hopefully someone who has more experience with one than I do can chime in and give a better explanation.
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