Jump to content
  • Sign up now

    Registration is quick and easy 

Bike goes faster when clutch pulled!?


Recommended Posts

Just a little something i noticed on my CBR lately...

Was riding when i pulled the clutch by about 1cm or so and it felt suddenly a bit smoother and the bike increased speed by about 1mph.

If i pull further it obviously revs more without going any faster however i am bemused by this. I pull it in ever so slightly and it goes faster!? :| :|

What would cause that to happen?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Going downhill? :mrgreen:

Sorry, sorry.

Erm, try googling worn pressure plate / throwout bearing? How does it sound when it's engaged?


Sounds fine when engaged, after 12,000 miles and only owned by me and another old bloke I doubt the pressure plates are worn.

When i pull it in just a little with some throttle holding 30mph for example, it will suddenly get a little lift in power and speed up. What Stu said sounds about right, im still fairly new to injection bikes :lol:

Will check it out later, I have new aftermarket levers on there but with the old ones it did the same thing and its literally within 1cm of movement so im hoping its nothing too nasty.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Does sound to me like a dodgy clutch switch

On my bike if you bypass the switch it can cause the bike to run a neutral map in certain gears and feels a lot less powerful

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Ahh ok, will try to fix and see what happens from it then :)

It only gains 1mph or so at the same throttle just when you pull the clutch you expect the bike to slow so when i felt it actually speed up even though just 1mph it was very unexpected. Good to know it isnt my clutch that is fried as ive about had it with this bike... Just keeps on going but has all sorts of bits breaking on it

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Create New...

Important Information

Terms of Use Privacy Policy Guidelines We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.