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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-07-2020, 03:39 PM Thread Starter
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About auto clutch

One of the FJR1300 owners told me
auto clutch wear clutch gearbox out much faster then manual gearbox.
Is that really true?
I need to know opinions about that item from skilled riders and qualified mechanics
if possible please.
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No, that's not true. The FJR gearbox is very solid and it's extremely rare to hear of failures. That said, the AE electric-shift version is less likely to bend shift forks. What prompts the question? Are you considering getting one?
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No, that's not true. The FJR gearbox is very solid and it's extremely rare to hear of failures. That said, the AE electric-shift version is less likely to bend shift forks. What prompts the question? Are you considering getting one?
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Kiber, please add your general location and bike model/year to your signature line, it’ll sure help if you have an issue.
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I own an auto-clutch. Although I've never heard of an issue with either gearbox, I can't imagine how auto-clutch would reduce reliability. There are no missed shifts and if you try to do something out of rpm range high or low it will generally just refuse to do it. The clutch is much less active than when I had a manual and the shifts are lightening quick.
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I have a DCT; just not on a bike. It's "interesting" learning how the computer learns and reacts so you can get what you want out of it. If trying to minimize lag, then switch to manual mode and flip the flappy paddles.

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FJR1300AS 2017 from Japan

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Friend of mine had a 2007 AE with a little over 50,000 miles and trouble free.

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Just WOT from a dead stop and flip the little switch on the handlebars 4 times. Remember to hold on.
The bike will know what to do 🤡😳

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Just WOT from a dead stop and flip the little switch on the handlebars 4 times. Remember to hold on.
The bike will know what to do 🤡😳

That would be fun! Or maybe funny, for the guy holding your beer. But for the record, the AE won't allow you to do that. It won't shift from neutral to first while the engine is revved. Someone at Yamaha knew better.

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