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Old 02-07-2011, 10:29 AM   #1
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Noob Question

Here is another one...

Is it okay to NOT use clutch when gearing up?
HAVE to when gearing down - but does it hurt the bike if I dont use it going up?
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Old 02-07-2011, 10:34 AM   #2
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You can blip the throttle and go up. This topic has been discussed a billion times here.
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Old 02-07-2011, 10:36 AM   #3
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I don't use the clutch when shifting up.

If I'm in the low RPM's and need to downshift, you can downshift without the clutch as well.
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you should go to patricks basic motorcycle class at Motorcycles Unlimited. cuz you don't understand what the clutch does, and no it doesn't hurt the tranny to upshift with no clutch, I've done it for over 20 years on every bike I've owned.

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I have been to Patrick's class...

I must have completely missed it - if he mentioned it.

I tried searching for the topic bluewave - (i know its basic and i am sure its a repeat).
So ... i guess sorry for taking up space on the front page.

Thanks again guys - I come here for info to learn... just like i am sure you all did when you started out.

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Upshifting is easy, I will put a little upwards pressure on the shift lever, and roll off the throttle just a hair, and it'll click right up into gear.

Each bike is a little different and will take more oor less force, but it should shift smoothly and quietly. I find that the gear change is oftentimes smoother and less "jerky" when going clutchless, as opposed to using the clutch.
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You can blip the throttle and go up. This topic has been discussed a billion times here.
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Upshifting is easy, I will put a little upwards pressure on the shift lever, and roll off the throttle just a hair, and it'll click right up into gear.

Each bike is a little different and will take more oor less force, but it should shift smoothly and quietly. I find that the gear change is oftentimes smoother and less "jerky" when going clutchless, as opposed to using the clutch.

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i use the clutch every time, plenty smooth shifting.. i didnt really like shifting w/o the clutch i never could get the rpm's right and it ended up being a rough shift.
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Quick shifters are the . No need to roll out of the throttle.
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Old 02-07-2011, 11:42 AM   #10
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Old 02-07-2011, 11:44 AM   #11
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I have been to Patrick's class...

I must have completely missed it - if he mentioned it.

I tried searching for the topic bluewave - (i know its basic and i am sure its a repeat).
So ... i guess sorry for taking up space on the front page.

Thanks again guys - I come here for info to learn... just like i am sure you all did when you started out.

No disrespect intended.
Geez NOOB, It's your fault for not being born knowing everything...

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Don't worry these old timers just don't like being reminded how long they've been on the site...and they just want you to get off their lawn with that noob question.


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Old 02-07-2011, 11:47 AM   #12
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use clutch in town driving... then no clutch when RACING!!! lol.....
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Old 02-07-2011, 11:49 AM   #13
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only !!! there are some from back on 07..... LOL
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I clutchless up & down, it's all about the timing.
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I clutchless up & down, it's all about the timing.
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lol - Thanks Bluewave...

and Thanks again to everyone else too.

My upshifting WITH the clutch sucks - and after 4 hours of riding yesterday - my left hand was SORE as ...

so i thought - i know some people said it was okay so lemme try it... and after that - it was a smooooooth ride... all gears after one - i did without the clutch and NEVER had any RPM or jerk issues...

hence the question today - i just wanted to make sure i wasnt Screwin up my bike.. and it seems like i am not... so i will continue with the clutchless upshifting..

will probably bug patrick in the near future to do the Quick shifter mod...

one more time - thanks to all who care to answer our (noob) stupid questions.
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I'd rather ask a question then be ignorant and ruin my bike...
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Quick shifters are the . No need to roll out of the throttle.
+111111 having a blast on mine, came stock with the bmw.... you can upshift pinned all the way!
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I always use my clutch, I mean, it's there, so I use it.
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Old 02-07-2011, 03:15 PM   #20
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I always use my clutch, I mean, it's there, so I use it.
The horn is there too. Do you really have to have it to ride?
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