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Title: Does the dry clutch in stop-and-go traffic get easier?
Post by: jsanford on May 19, 2015, 02:14:18 am
After a year of a lot of problems with both my bikes, part of me wonders why I don't just use our perfectly-good costs-nothing-to-insure Breva in our garage for commuting and get rid of the problem vehicles altogether.

One of my concerns is the dry clutch.  It's stop-and-go downtown every day all year long except Christmas Eve. I've always thought a wet clutch and lighter-pull lever is better, but plenty of BMW Boxers and Harleys are regular riders on the commute.  Do I just need more practice with working the dry clutch?

Anyone here regularly commute in snarled traffic with a Guzzi?  Is it simply a matter of changing my stop-and-go style?


Title: Re: Does the dry clutch in stop-and-go traffic get easier?
Post by: Blue is Best on May 19, 2015, 09:59:29 am
Can't comment on a dry clutch. Never had one. But stop and go is the worst kind of driving for many reasons and I sure wouldn't want to do it on a regular basis on a bike that I was going to keep!


Title: Re: Does the dry clutch in stop-and-go traffic get easier?
Post by: Pete Roper on May 19, 2015, 02:17:48 pm
Scooter or, if you have some rusted on prejudice against scooters, either a Mana or one of the DTC Hondas. Best city bikes ever....

Pete


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