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Slipper clutch
also called a back-torque limiter and has one more synonym

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  1. a specialized clutch developed for performance oriented motorcycles to mitigate the effects of engine braking when riders decelerate as they enter corners

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  2. They are designed to partially disengage or "slip" when the rear wheel tries to drive the engine faster than it would run under its own power

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  3. The engine braking forces in conventional clutches will normally be transmitted back along the drive chain causing the rear wheel to hop, chatter or lose traction

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  4. This is especially noted on larger displacement four-stroke engines, which have greater engine braking than their two-stroke or smaller displacement counterparts

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  6. Slipper clutches eliminate this extra loading on the rear suspension giving riders a more predictable ride and minimize the risk of over-reving the engine during downshifts

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