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the clutch doesn't act like i thought it would. when i hear about slipper clutches i always hear that there is little to no engine braking. it seems like there is a good bit of engine braking with this bike. i have no problem with it, but it's just not what i expected.
 

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the clutch doesn't act like i thought it would. when i hear about slipper clutches i always hear that there is little to no engine braking. it seems like there is a good bit of engine braking with this bike. i have no problem with it, but it's just not what i expected.
The point of a slipper clutch is not to reduce engine braking but to smooth it out by eliminating chatter.
 

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Yea, I don't know if any of the bikes I've ever ridden have had slipper clutches...but to me, the 690 SMC doesn't really seem much different in regards to the clutch/shifting/transmission... Though, the tranny sometimes sounds like I'm shifting a Harley (with a distinctive hard "click" through most upshifts...)
 

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Yea, I don't know if any of the bikes I've ever ridden have had slipper clutches...but to me, the 690 SMC doesn't really seem much different in regards to the clutch/shifting/transmission... Though, the tranny sometimes sounds like I'm shifting a Harley (with a distinctive hard "click" through most upshifts...)
exactly. it doesn't seem any different at all to me from a regular clutch.
 

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I'm so used to giving it a little rev when I downshift that it doesn't really matter to me if it's slipper clutch or not.
 

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Go from 5th to first about 70mph and see what happens when you dump the clutch out. My smc is much smother with the slipper clutch.
 

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I had a STM slipper in my CRF 450 and it feels similar to the SMC. I also had a STM on my last race bike CBR 600RR and it felt much different, way less engine braking. Maybe you don't notice it as much because the supermoto's lighter.
 

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This clutch is very subtle, you dont feel it doing its job, but believe me it is, I rode my old Duke II after 2000 miles on the SMC, then I realized how much it :D doing, on the Duke the back end was loose all the time but on the smc it keeps the bike inline & lets you set up for the corner in a very controlled way. I think its the nuts...
 

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Go from 5th to first about 70mph and see what happens when you dump the clutch out. My smc is much smother with the slipper clutch.
This to me is a bit extreme, but go from 7,000 rpm in fourth and click it down to second and you'll feel it work!
 

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I think the slipper in my 690 is awesome,i had a worked lc4 for seven years without a slipper clutch and i never got it to slide as smooth as the 690. it works
 

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correct! both of you are right. I think the other people are wanting results from a SC that it just doesnt do. .
i don't want any results. i had just never used a slipper clutch and just expected a lil differently. it's all good though, i like the clutch. i just don't ride crazy enough to fully utilize it, that i know.
 

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I rode a 690 SM last year and I thought the slipper clutch was the coolest thing about the bike. It makes backing it in smoooth and drama free. I wish I had one in all my bikes! :clap:
 
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