Suzuki Hayabusa Clutch fibers are sold individually in thick and thin styles.
- Suzuki Hayabusa – All Years
- Thin / OEM Part# 21441-24F20 / 3.0 mm / (Supersedes 21441-24F20)
- Thick / OEM Part# 21441-24F10 / 3.8 mm
What is a Motorcycle Clutch Fiber?
A motorcycle clutch fiber, commonly known as a clutch plate or clutch friction plate, is a crucial component of a motorcycle’s clutch system. The clutch system allows the rider to temporarily disengage the engine from the transmission, enabling gear changes and neutral engagement without stalling the engine.
The clutch fiber is made of a high-friction material, often a combination of paper, cork, or other organic materials, reinforced with resin or metal particles. These materials are chosen for their ability to create friction when pressed against other clutch components.
When the rider pulls the clutch lever on the handlebar, it activates the clutch mechanism. The clutch fiber is pressed against the clutch plates (metal plates) by springs, which disengages the engine’s power from the transmission. This disconnection allows the rider to change gears or come to a complete stop without stalling the engine.
When the rider releases the clutch lever, the clutch plates re-engage, and the motorcycle’s power is transmitted from the engine to the transmission, and ultimately to the wheels, propelling the motorcycle forward.
Over time, the clutch fibers can wear out due to the friction and heat generated during regular use. When this happens, the clutch may start to slip, and it will be necessary to replace the worn-out clutch fibers to maintain proper functionality and smooth gear changes. Regular maintenance and proper adjustment of the clutch system are essential to ensure the longevity and optimal performance of the motorcycle’s clutch.