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Old 10-22-2008, 09:32 AM   #1
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How do I verify a bike has a slipper without riding it?

I will be going up to pick a track bike. It is advertised as having a slipper.
The slipper was not standard on that bike from the factory.
If in fact it does have it, I want to be able to verify.
If it does not, well, less money will be given.

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Old 10-22-2008, 09:59 AM   #2
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Old 10-22-2008, 10:05 AM   #3
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but that is exactly what I do not want to do. The bike will be unregistered with race slicks on it. I am not willing to take that on a street to test the clutch. Was hoping for some non riding check that can be done and is not a pain in the .

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but that is exactly what I do not want to do. The bike will be unregistered with race slicks on it. I am not willing to take that on a street to test the clutch. Was hoping for some non riding check that can be done and is not a pain in the .
I would ride it before I plunked down any money, with or without being street legal.
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Depending on how loosely the slipper is set you might be able to get the clutch to disengage by putting the bike in gear, and attempting to spin the rear wheel backwards (like on a stand)
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I will be going up to pick a track bike. It is advertised as having a slipper.
The slipper was not standard on that bike from the factory.
If in fact it does have it, I want to be able to verify.
If it does not, well, less money will be given.

Thanks for help.

Just by one of my 06 ZX6R's, they come standard with a slipper clutch.
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Looked at yours and it is set up perfect. The only thing is that yours would cost me twice what this one will. I did not want to low ball you so much.
You def. have a great bike, and as a friend, I would not do this to you.



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Just by one of my 06 ZX6R's, they come standard with a slipper clutch.
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take the clutch cover off and look
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Old 10-22-2008, 11:46 AM   #11
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ask them what slipper it had and what they needed to swap. i read earlier that you were getting a 03-04 636? those didnt come with one but it was common for people to add one from the zx6rr.
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The only way to tell for sure is to look. By riding it, you can tell to a point... but you'd kinda have to know what you were feeling for besides the lack of wheel hop/ back torque. If they have an aftermarket slipper that is adjustable, it can be adjusted to act almost the same as a non-slipper clutch.

Pull the cover, it'll only cost you a gasket. If it's mis-represented, you can give the guy a $5 for his trouble or he can take the $800 off the price to compensate for not having the slipper there as advertised.
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if it has an aftermarket slipper.....the best way is to ride it.

go up to second gear, and downshift back to 1st.....you should feel a slight click in the clutch lever.
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Old 10-22-2008, 01:49 PM   #15
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That is what I was hoping to avoid since we will be meeting later on and it will start getting darker and all.
But I will make sure, and will have to pop the cover (seems easiest). Riding it on the street without lights and unregistered is like waving a middle finger at the cops.
And yes, if there is no slipper, the price will be lower for sure.
Will also see - maybe there will be a spot on a parking lot where I could just wind it up a bit and drop to first and feel for tire chatter (although will depend on the speeds this is done at).

Great thanks. Will update what happened later on or tomorrow.



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The only way to tell for sure is to look. By riding it, you can tell to a point... but you'd kinda have to know what you were feeling for besides the lack of wheel hop/ back torque. If they have an aftermarket slipper that is adjustable, it can be adjusted to act almost the same as a non-slipper clutch.

Pull the cover, it'll only cost you a gasket. If it's mis-represented, you can give the guy a $5 for his trouble or he can take the $800 off the price to compensate for not having the slipper there as advertised.
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Tony's right on the "click", but I'm not sure that all of the slippers do it.

Good luck!
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THANKS GUYS. I am heading out in about an hour or so. will update after I come back.
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both the STM and yoyodyne slipper clutches will have the click in the clutch lever when you downshift.....it is an EXTREMELY noticeable click, like it's popping loose. taking the cover off is not necessary
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The 05-06's came stock with the slipper and I love it.
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