Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA
The cars I used to work on had something we called a "throw out bearing" that would press against the pressure plate to disengage the clutch. I actually had one fail on a VW bus I used to abuse.
On my bike, if I'm stopped where there is any possibility of being rear ended I'll leave it in 1st with the clutch pulled so I can maybe get out of the way in time if I see it coming in the mirror.
2015 R1200R - Thunder Grey, Touring/Comfort Package, Shift Assist Pro; Added: BMW engine bars, high seat, comfort pillion seat, Clearwater Darla and Billie Brake Lights, Wunderlich front axle and swing arm sliders, MudSlinger, Shad cases