Originally Posted by rider911
I have replaced my clutch lever as an additional rear brake. You will never use your clutch again anyway. (not unless you plan on racing it).911
I'm keeping my clutch lever.
When down shifting, if you don't match your speed to the proper gear, the engine braking will send you over the handle bars. I also use the lever when upshifting when my ground speed and rpms are high, like entering a highway.
I want it there for safety. That lever is the fastest way to remove power from the rear wheel.
I've been there when I needed to keep a bike running because it would not idle for some reason. The only way to do that was to keep revving it. That's hard to do without a clutch lever disengaging the transmission.
When using the clutch lever you don't slip the clutch with it, you grab it....shift....then just release it....no easing out. As you roll on the throttle you feel the Rekluse slipping the clutch.