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The Kawasaki system uses a clutch much like that of snow machines. When engine rpms build, the drive clutch sheaves will suddenly close in on the belt to initiate drive. The AC/Suzuki system uses a constantly engaged belt and an internal, one way, centrifugal clutch that initiates drive. The advantage of the AC system is that with the belt permanently engaged, you will have the benefit of engine braking from the effect of the constantly engaged belt trying to work against the one way centrifugal clutch which is feeding force back to the engine. This in turn uses the compression resistance in the engine to provide "engine braking". Because the Kawasaki belt is free (loose) when not under load, you will not have the same engine braking effect as provided by the AC system. It's a lot simpler than it sounds. Hope this helps.
 
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