Does the SSR 125 have a clutch? Bike Review and Specs

The SSR 125 is a great starter bike for anyone just getting into motorcycles. It’s lightweight and easy to handle, making it perfect for beginners. But does it have a clutch? In this blog post, we will discuss the features of the SSR 125 and answer that question.

There is no clutch lever. The engine is started with a centrifugal mechanism which only engages when the car’s speed reaches over 30 km/h (18 mph). This makes it possible for you to start and drive at any time, even if your bike happens not to be in gear or not. You don’t press anything on top of this handlebar-mounted switch.

It has a dual-clutch mechanism and a four-speed foot-shift gearbox. Secondly, there’s a mechanism linked to the foot pedal, so as you move it up or down, the clutch will disengage while gear changes and then reengage when released from your feet.

Some transmission versions use two separate clutches, the centrifugal and another multiplate operated by gearshift. Other designs combine both actions in a single clutch unit to efficiently transfer between power sources.

The SSR 125 does not have a clutch. This can be a bit of a disadvantage for some riders, as it can be difficult to start the bike without one. However, the lack of a clutch makes this bike incredibly easy to handle, perfect for beginners. The SSR 125 is lightweight and affordable, making it a great choice for anyone just starting in motorcycling.

Technique to deal with the clutch and accelerator of a bike

When you press the clutch fully, it disengages your bike’s transmission from the engine. Now shift gears while keeping pressed, and no harm will come to either party. Pressing slowly – or releasing quickly- Synchronizes seamlessly once again as before.

The way you start a motorcycle is by balancing power generated from an engine (throttle) with that allowed into the gearbox – enough, so your bike moves forward gracefully.

The accelerator pedal determines how much power you want from your engine. When it’s at idle speed (a low gear), not much is generated, so this lets air flow in for energy production by burning fuel with oxygen inside the combustion chamber.

The gearbox is a device that sits between your engine and wheel. It lets you choose between power or speed by using its pedals, connected directly to each of these parts respectively through cables for more control over what kind of input is needed at any given time.

Clutch: It’s a little plate that sits in between your engine and gearbox. If it gets broken or missing, then you’re screwed because there isn’t any other way for this sophisticated machine to work without its partner -the transmission-to turn over all of those gears.

SSR 125cc clutch conversion

The TB kit will work on your engine no matter what type of semi-auto clutch setup you have.

You will need all of these:

TB Manual Clutch Kit

TB Clutch Nut Socket

TB Clutch Lever w/ Perch

TB Gear Shifter

By adding a manual clutch, you can get your bike to jump off the starting line much faster. You’ll also be able to launch it harder out of corners and have an easier time spinning around those last few feet before reaching top speed.


The Honda Trail Bikes 3-plate manual clutch kit is a great option for those looking to save some time and effort when installing their new bike. Easy enough; it just takes patience!


  • Drain the engine oil and remove your footpeg mount. Use an 8mm socket to take out each of these clutch cover bolts before removing it from underneath all that messy, dirty stuff.
  • Use your Phillips head screwdriver to remove the 4 screws that keep this part in place.
  • Use the flat blade screwdriver to open up tabs on the lock washer, then remove the retaining nut with clutch assembly in place. After that’s done, use a strap wrench for your hands-free removal.
  • Remove the primary drive gear. Remove the dimpled bushing. With the snap ring pliers, carefully remove and discard any metal pieces that might have been caught on them. Next, use your hands to take off large driven gear from inside the housing, enabling you to access even further into the inner workings.
  • Remove the stepped collar. Use a socket wrench to remove the stopper plate and arm. Ensure you pay attention so as not to be misaligned when reinstallation is complete.
  • Remove the gearshift spindle assembly. Install the new gearshift spindle assembly by aligning it with housing and pressing it in place. Make sure you retain your left side seal during this process.
  • Install the new large driven gear. Installing the new stepped collar is easy. Just make sure that you face away from your engine when installing it to not inhale any exhaust fumes or fluids.
  •  Install the new dimpled bushing. Install the new primary drive gear. Install the new clutch assembly. Make sure that it’s locked securely before proceeding! First, install a washer to prevent any leaks, and then apply some grease onto all relevant parts for things to run smoothly when you go out on your next ride.
  • Install the new cup washer so that it faces away from your engine. Make sure to install with a tapered end facing out and not in when installing.
  • Install the new retaining nut and tighten it using a strap wrench or clutch-style socket tool, then use your flat blade screwdriver to bend over these arms, so they fit into place.
  • Install the new outer cover. Install the new bearing into the outer cover. Install the new oil passage bushing into the bearing. Install the new spring into the bushing. Installing the oil passage tube over the spring and into its corresponding bushing is easy. 
  • Flip it over and insert the actuator into its slot on top of the old one before tucking away all loose ends with some degree-bent wire ties to secure them in place for good measure.
  • Insert the new clutch cover and rotate it down into place. Install two dowel pins to keep the gasket in position while installing other parts of your project or car’s engine.
  • Install the new clutch cover and secure with included Allen head bolts. Tighten these until they are hand tight, then torque to 75-inch pounds (100 Nm). Make sure that you have installed all 7 mounting holes correctly.
  • Install a new seal over the kick-start lever. The chrome cover plate is removed, and the Phillips head bolt is uncoiled. The clutch actuator assembly can now be easily taken out with a screwdriver, which will allow for the installation of an oil seal once everything has been installed correctly- make sure you press it down firmly.
  • Loosen the locknut on your bike’s clutch adjuster screw and torque it to just short of being completely tight. Connect one end of a wire cable so that you can attach it securely up above, near where we’ll find our little friend: The CLUTCH LEVER. Make certain there is some play here before continuing; if not – loosen said knob again while ensuring no excess movement occurs between its components (the plate).
  • Install the chrome cover and use your shirt to polish it into a mirror-like finish.

Do SSR pit bikes have a clutch?

The transmission for this model is a manual four-speed, one down, and three up. You use your clutch to change gears; it’s located on the handlebars’ left end with an orange button that you must fully disengage before shifting, or else damage will occur. Avoid downshifting if high speeds are running because of how quickly things can become outta control.

SSR Pit Bike Specs

Speed and Power

The engine size of your SSR Pit Bike will determine its power and speed. For example, the 125 CC model has 7 HP while maxing out at 50 mph, whereas 110cc only produces 6 Horses but can still reach 40 Mph.

Kick Start

Kick-start bikes are all the rage these days, with many people opting for a model that requires you to kick-start it. The SSR Pit Bike has an advantage over other models because not only does its engine restart automatically when needed but also returns itself into position, so there’s never any need for manual intervention.


Your SSR pit bike’s engine is a single-cylinder, four-stroke force air-cooled chiller with carburetors that have manual choke levers. These on most models can be either fully closed or open up to two positions: halfway and completely shut off, respectively.


The SSR pit bikes come with wave rotor hydraulic disc brakes on both the front and back. Your right sidebar lever operates your rear brake pedal, which can be found underneath for leverage, near to but not connected directly from this handlebar unit.

Frames and Tires

SSI pit bikes are designed with heavy-duty steel frames and equipped with high-performance tires. The recommended pressure for both front, rear wheels should be 25 psi – make sure to check your own bike’s settings before riding it.

Technical Specs


  • Engine Air-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke
  • Displacement 125cc
  • Horsepower 7.8 hp/7500 rpm
  • Starter Kick start
  • Transmission Manual


  • Overall Length 59in
  • Overall Width 31in
  • Overall Height 41in
  • Seat height 30in
  • Ground Clearance 10.25in
  • Wheelbase 44in
  • Net Weight 129lbs


  • Brakes Front Disc
  • Brakes Rear Disc
  • Tires Front 2.75-14
  • Tires Rear 3.0-12
  • Battery Type N/A

Is SSR 125 any good?

The SSR 125 is one of the most economical pit bikes around, and it packs a lot in its small frame. With an easy-to-use spring-loaded throttle that feels just like riding on dirt without all those pesky weeds getting into your chainmail! Plus, this bike comes equipped with 17-inch standard tires so you can take off wherever there’s space to adventure, whether at home or out exploring new terrain.

The SSR is the perfect bike for young adults and new riders. Whether you’re racing or just want an upgrade from your old 110 class motorbike, this pit produces top-notch performance with its powerful engine that’s light enough so as not to burden yourself too much on these types of two-wheeled vehicles.

With different models ranging in sportier trims complete by ASV Replica Levers & Motion Pro Turbo Throttle, we’ve got everything here at Big Gun Muffler – all ready to go when it comes time to hit up those MX tracks around town.

The Honda SSR 125 is the best dirt bike you can get in today’s market. It has all of those upgrades that even compare to extremely popular CRF50, plus it costs much less than what people would pay for an official HRC model.

SSR’s 125cc dirt bikes are known for their powerful engine and smooth handling, making them perfect choices whether you’re new to off-road racing or an expert rider looking at upgrading your bike. With high-performance components like beefy tires designed specifically in mind by Superior Powersports’ engineers, we’ve ensured that our models will always provide seat time no matter what kind of terrain is thrown its way.

The SSR 125cc Dirtbike is equipped with front and rear hydraulic brakes that provide the stopping power you need to quickly stop or slow down steady.

The pros know no matter how powerful your bike’s engine may be, without having quality control over its breaks will only lead to trouble – which we all want to avoid at any cost.

The SSR 125cc Dirt Bike is equipped with oversized pegs, rubber handle grip, and kill switch for an easy riding experience. Enjoy the comfortable seat that’s designed to be optimal in size as well.

SSR 125 Pit Bike Pros and Cons


Maintenance is convenient and affordable, with light aftermarket parts. The gas tank lasts 4-5 hours of driving which means you can take your bike out for a spin without worrying about getting back on the pump every few minutes.

Maintenance isn’t as time-consuming compared to dirt bikes or MXS bikes because they’re not designed for full GoreTex gear. So their water resistance will be lower, but don’t let this fool ya; these motorcycles still offer plenty in excitement levels.

The SSR is a tough, reliable workhorse that can handle anything you throw at it. It’s not as nimble or efficient off-road, but its dual suspension means even novice riders won’t have any trouble keeping themselves stable while learning how to use all those handles.


Pit bikes like the SSR are not meant for rougher terrain or more aggressive riders. The rear axle bolt is prone to bend even when doing only singles. Pit bike bolts should always get Loctite! Pit bikers can’t go wrong with an aluminum frame and carbon wheels either – it’s lighter than steel but just as sturdy in crashes thanks also being less fragile on impact.”


The SSR 125 is a great bike that offers versatility and performance. It’s fuel-efficient, low maintenance with an eye-catching design that makes it easy to ride in any condition or terrain. So if you want something fun but also practical, then this might be just what you’re looking for – get one today at our store.

Jim Harmer

I am Jim Harmer and I am in love with the outdoors. I share all the information I know on all activities I like doing in my home in this website. You are welcome to read and reach out for more information.

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