At the Palmersport event yesterday I had a nasty experience with what I can only assume is the clutch. Coming off a long straight braking hard down into third, into the bend - coming out of the bend I try and put the power down I hit the redline with no power to the wheels. I then change up into forth to try another gear - powerdown hit the limiter - again no power to the wheels. Put the lever back into neutral dropped the clutch back into third everything is OK again!
Now this isnt the first time it has happened. At York Raceway I did a completely sh1t run where exactly the same thing happened - only it was 2nd and 3rd. At the time I assumed it was the tyres spinning ‘cause I had something on them.
Simon who was at last nights event said this has also happened to him. Has this happened to anyone else? Do I/we have an intermittent fault with my/our clutches or is it just that the 172 clutches are complete sh1t when pushed hard? The thing is that it was OK a couple of seconds later? If it was failing/overheating/something I would have expected it to be stuffed for a period of time – not for just 2 seconds!