Sunday, 30 April 2017

101 Motorcycle Engineering. How does a clutch work?...


A clutch is a mechanical device which engages and disengages power transmission especially from driving shaft to driven shaft.

In the simplest application, clutches connect and disconnect two rotating shafts (drive shafts or line shafts). In these devices, one shaft is typically attached to an engine or other power unit (the driving member) while the other shaft (the driven member) provides output power for work. 

Here is a great YouTube Video, demonstrating the components of a motorcycle clutch, how they go together, and how the clutch operates / exactly what it does.