Gen 3: 2008-2010 Tips with launching please, clutch seems to shatter too much! - Kawasaki ZX-10R.net
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post #1 of 38 Old 07-04-2011, 10:01 PM Thread Starter
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Tips with launching please, clutch seems to shatter too much!

Hey guys,

Need some good tips in launching here. Everytime Ive ran at the track I havnt been doing 100% throttle off the line cause the damn thing just wheelied everywhere. Got a front strap now and shes alot more tame. Anywho I went to some back roads and started practicing today.

Basically no matter how slow and steady I feather the clutch it always seems to grab real hard (pop front end up) than it will settle back down, pop back up again (clutch appears to be in the same position just throttle backed off a tad), than towards the end of the clutch stroke it seems to grab REEEAL nice and smooth, than the tire breaks loose for a bit and off I go

These runs were about 85-90% throttle off the line i would guess. I think my clutch adjustment is all whacko and I would like to know the steps you guys do it in and check the adjustment. It seems to start grabbing at about half stroke and all the way to the top. This is my conclusion anyways because my old ZX6R would launch like a bat out of hell compared to this beast.

Any other tips would be awesome. Ive been pussy footing this bike due to wheelie problems but the strap helps a TONNE, Best ET Ive had is a [email protected] at 3400 feet above sea level, still pretty brutal times and this is with a 2.00 or 1.9ish 60 foots. I would like to be in the 1.6-1.7 range by this weekend by your help

Thanks fellas

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Also when you install the clutch make sure the sharp edge of the steel is facing out towards the clutch cover.


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Call dwayne at concept cycles and order a 1st gen clutch with a judder spring, the 2nd and 3rd gen clutches are notorious for being grabby, also check you basket and make sure Theres no groves wore in the basket where the plates can catch.

I went from running 9.80s, down to 9.40s just by switching to a first gen clutch. My short times went from 1.8s to low 1.5s with just a clutch change.
You seriousthat is crazy stuff!

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Yep, my clutch basket could have been partly to blame also, but the first gen clutch is like butter compared to my old clutch.


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Call dwayne at concept cycles and order a 1st gen clutch with a judder spring, the 2nd and 3rd gen clutches are notorious for being grabby, also check you basket and make sure Theres no groves wore in the basket where the plates can catch.

I went from running 9.80s, down to 9.40s just by switching to a first gen clutch. My short times went from 1.8s to low 1.5s with just a clutch change.

This fixed my problems launching.
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I will look into it for sure!

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Gotta weld the basket

The slipper clutch is your problem, this is how you fix it! Weld the inner basket together, and you can slide the clutch on launch.
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Hittin the strip tonight! no new clutch pack but a bit more practise and seat time!

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Brutal runs tonight. Went WOT off the line couple both times and it would wheelie, drop, wheelie, than drop again netting me rediculas 60 foots of 2.3. Something seems wrong with my unit...clutch is brutal. It wasnt my night regardless but something was off.

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