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primary drive gear driven the spring loaded clutch pressure plate actually most bikes only have five or six bolts tabs from clutch friction plate ride in the outer clutch hub basket connecting rod crankshaft drive gear crankshaft counterweight outer clutch hub ring gear outer clutch hub clutch basket with ring gear notice the slots that the clutch friction plates ride in notice how the outer clutch hub is not splined to the transmission shaft if the clutch is disengaged the outer clutch hub can spin with the crankshaft alone