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post #1 of 9 Old 09-11-2014, 05:07 PM Thread Starter
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H2 Slipper Clutch?

I think Kawasakis Back-Torque Limiting Slipper Clutch is a must on the H2. Its standard equipment on the ZX-14R, what it does is help eliminate wheel hop during down shifting, throttle blips can play havoc with traction especially with the building power delivery of a supercharged engine!

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• Back-torque limiting “slipper” clutch assembly helps control rear-wheel torque effects while downshifting to minimize wheel hop

• Radial-pump hydraulic clutch master cylinder offers smooth and precise engagement and optimal feel at the lever
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Why not? It's designed to greatly reduce the engine breaking effect, they keep the rear wheel from locking under heavy engine breaking. Most bikes nowadays are coming with slipper cltuches but if it doesn't come with one from the factory it might not bee worth it to convert especially for street riding. The real benefits aren't realized until you're doing the kind of speeds you'll only see on the track.
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Overall i have heard good things about it, i know for a fact that i'd want it.
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If the H2 is going to be their flagship it better well come with a slipper. The ZX-10R has Kawasaki's wet multi plate slipper. With a bike making as much power as we assume the H2 will make the back torque limiter is a must, under hard downshifts you do NOT want throttle blips translated to the rear wheel...
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If it needs it,
it needs it
Slipper clutches are $$ to replace.
1.3K$ for my Suzuki

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I think Kawasakis Back-Torque Limiting Slipper Clutch is a must on the H2. Its standard equipment on the ZX-14R, what it does is help eliminate wheel hop during down shifting, throttle blips can play havoc with traction especially with the building power delivery of a supercharged engine!
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Not cheap but as mentioned, if it needs it... it needs it.
I rather have an expensive clutch that helps it do it's job rather than something that hold it back.
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no slipper clutch as it has engine braking, a tunable equivalent to a slipper set up
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no slipper clutch as it has engine braking, a tunable equivalent to a slipper set up
There IS a Slipper Clutch:

"Power goes to a high-mounted hydraulically operated clutch on the right side with 5.5-inch-diameter plates—10 in the B-spec closed-circuit engine and nine in the A-spec. To keep plates free, the basket is treated with “Kashima coating,” which combines the hardness of aluminum oxide ceramic with the low friction of the solid lubricant molybdenum disulfide. This is a slipper clutch, and, combined with KEBC engine-braking control, sliding or hop of the rear wheel during braking is prevented."

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"The H2’s electronics suite boasts numerous rider aid systems, including a three-mode/three-level KTRC (for a total of nine possible settings), KLCM (Kawasaki Launch Control Mode) with three possible settings for preventing excessive wheelspin and wheelies when launching off the line, KEBC (Kawasaki Engine Brake Control) with two settings to work with the slipper clutch, KIBS (Kawasaki Intelligent Braking System) based upon the system used on the ZX-10R ABS, and last but not least, KQS (Kawasaki Quick Shifter) for full-throttle upshifts."

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Won't lie, not a fan of the slipper. First of all, it makes it d a m n near impossible to push/roll start in an emergency if the battery dies. Second, on the H2 there's a great big display with what gear I'm in so I don't see that being an issue. 3rd I occasionally like dragging the tail into turns. It cocks the bike in the direction I'm going, eliminates half the turn effort and scrubs off a lot more speed. 4th - I engine brake. It's safe and efficient and makes a racket so no one can say "I didn't see him". That said, some of these things may be acceptable behavior on a supercharged bike - have to wait and read the manual.

The slipper was the only thing I didn't like about my 10R. Wish there was a way to ditch it for a traditional setup.

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