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Clutch issues resulting from dragging the rear brake at frictionpoint

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    Has anyone else had issues with their clutch? I have a new Honda CB300F, I've only done 1500kms on it, and the clutch has burned out and needs replacing. I've been told this is rider error NOT a mechanical issue, and that it's because as a new rider I've been taught to drag the rear brake with the clutch at friction point for manoeuvring. According to the mechanic, despite what is taught, such practice actually damages the clutch. I should also point out that I have done very little practicing of MOST skills, and really haven't dragged the brake all that much. I'm wondering if anyone else has experienced similar with their bikes.
     
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    If your slipping the clutch at high revs and dragging the rear brake that could burn a clutch out fairly quickly. You should only be at like 2000 rpm when slipping the clutch and dragging the rear brake slow manoeuvring. You shouldn't do it for prolonged periods either, 20 seconds is plenty then let the clutch cool before having another go.

    when the clutch is hot the grab point on the lever gets longer and not so grabby. (if that's a word)
     
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    So maybe I've had my clutch engaged slightly more than at friction point?
     
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    yes if your revs are up . The revs should be as high as if your in 1st gear going about 20 kph.
     
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    Ok, thanks. I might get someone to have a look at what I'm doing and give me some pointers. (When I get my bike with a new clutch back!)
     
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    My 650 has the original clutch after 82,000 km. The rear brake disc was replaced after about 60,000 km on service advice. I attribute this to riding out of my driveway on friction point. Burning out a clutch after 1,500 km seems quite extraordinary.
     
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    I rode a second hand GS500 for the 15 months I was required to be on a LAMS bike. I used the techniques taught by the people at Stay Upright. Never had any problems with the clutch.
     
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