No announcement yet.

2 or 4 finger clutch

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • 2 or 4 finger clutch

    Just curious as to how many fingers you use to actuate your clutch. I've always used 4 fingers in order to get it as close to the bar as possible, otherwise it tends to grab a little at complete stops. Lately, though, I've been experimenting with 2 finger actuation at speed. Your thoughts?
    what is this "clutch"

  • #2
    :dunno I use two on both levers but I find my remaining fingers on the clutch are just sort of over the lever, I dont want to smash my fingers

    I need to find some shorties.
    May 2003
    August 2004


    • #3

      Maybe I can mill some up


      • #4
        4 finger attack for me



        • #5
          four finger leverage for me too!
          Don't cha know the Yellow one's are fastest!


          • #6
            4 fingers. Don't think I could pull mine with two fingers for long, and the clutch wouldn't fully disengage with two figers left on the bar, they'd get squashed.
            "I spent most of my money on Scotch, women and cigarettes. The rest I just wasted"


            • #7
              2 and 3 fingers for me. (even when I had a full lenght lever)

              2 fingers at speed and 3 in 1st gear/slow speed.

              SD, you can get mine slightly modded cluth clever. It┤s a 3 finger max lever now after the crash...
              Probably shawed of a few grams to...

              Got this pracice from dirtbike racing.
              (crashing too...)
              TL1000R -99. Yellow/Black.
              M4 Full system(Alu), K&N Filter, TRE mod, removed Pair valve. Yoshimura clutch cover, removed Scissor gears, Carbon fibre hugger, carbon fibre rearhugger, HammerIt TLR/R fairings, Gilles Toolings rearset. Pazzo racing levers, shorties, Íhlins rear, Brembo front brakes, ET79 undertail, blah blah blah...


              • #8
                2 fingers for both, adjustments made so that the clutch is fully actuated looonnggg before my other 2 fingers come into play.


                • #9
                  4 fingers, in case I actually do use the clutch
                  If You're Not Living On The Edge, You're Taking Up Too Much Space

                  Show Mods: HammerIt TLR/R Fairing, Tail and Undertail, Hugger and Fender * Custom


                  • #10
                    4 but have been trying 2 at speed


                    • #11
                      clutch ?
                      2000 Race only TLR - Accel. Tech built GSXR1K forks w/triple, calipers/pads - Braking Wave Rotors - Full M4 (carbon) - Ohlins damper - Ohlins rear - pirelli tires - Graves fairing stay - Race tail complete with sub-frame - PCII - BMC filter - full Air box mod - Body Double race bodywork - GSXR1K front fender - Galfer/Goodridge lines - Woodcraft rearsets - complete - Woodcraft 50mm clip-ons - Complete front and rear brake levers w/ pazzo short levers red - Tre-Mod + Mod


                      • #12
                        atleast at speed/sometimes I've been experimenting
                        "What's it feel like to ride at 200mph"
                        "It's similar to doing 199mph"
                        Shinichi Itoh's response to the press when he was the first man to break 200mph on a GP bike.


                        • #13
                          on the brake lever i use 2 fingers if i really need to stop quick, but usually just 1 finger and not this one . clutch i use 4 fingers at a stop, but 1-2 fingers at speed. kinda weird, but i use 1 finger on the upshifts and 2 fingers on the down shifts
                          2002 TLR B/W . Yoshimura bolt on Titanium cans. Yosh box remap. Joe V airbox mod. plug in TRE. 17/41 sprockets. Zero Gravity double bubble screen. fan switch. HyperPro steering damper. Extreme Graphic Top Gun undertail. Ohlins rear shock.

                          Gear: Arai Quantum f. Joe Rocket GPX 1pc suit. Alpinestars Super Tech boots. Alpinestars GP-1 gloves----always wear it all

                          <a href="">
                          <img src="


                          • #14
                            4 fingers with my Barnett springs.

                            My new DRZ400 has a clutch that feels like it belongs in a 125. One finger will do. Doesn't slip, but then again, it doesn't make 115 or so horsepower either
                            "The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man." - George Bernard Shaw


                            • #15
                              I also use 1 for braking, unless I have to hammer it. I use 4 for the clutch most of the time...but when I launch, I only use 2. When I already have it in, I slip 2 off to hang onto the bar...'cause we in for a ride!
                              Be good, and if you can't be really, REALLY bad!!


                              Arai Okada replica; Joe Rocket GPX gloves; Joe Rocket Ballistic & Joe Rocket Ballistic mesh jackets
                              D&D boltons; TFI; K&N air filter; JSD Switchable TRE; EBC HH pads; BT010's; front and rear flushmounts; 16t front Sprocket Specialist; manual fan switch; 3/4" lift kit
                              Soon (well...maybe not too soon):
                              Joe V mod, Pair valve removal