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View Poll Results: Do you use the clutch?
Yes 11 50.00%
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only upshifting 1 4.55%
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Old 04-06-2011, 05:06 PM   #1
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do you use your clutch?

i was just curious, what do most people do when it comes to shifting? i was driving around this morning, and i bliped my throttle and it just shifted up to 3rd / 4th ect like it was butter. what do you guys do? and what are the pro's con's of doing this?
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Old 04-06-2011, 05:12 PM   #2
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it's there for a reason, use it. try downshifting like that and report back. . .
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normal cruising I use a clutch. when I am hard on it, I clutchless shift.
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Old 04-06-2011, 05:13 PM   #4
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it's there for a reason, use it. try downshifting like that and report back. . .
I can downshift no problem on a bike. it is all about matching rpm's with road speed. there is a technique to it, maybe all those years driving a 15 speed petercar taught me how.
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Old 04-06-2011, 05:14 PM   #5
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As long as your not gridding anything should be fine, I used to do it on my s10 . RPMs have to be just right.
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why?

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it's there for a reason, use it. try downshifting like that and report back. . .
why would you even recommend that? going down, the back wheel could lock up and cause the person riding ( me ) to be injured. That's just stupid.
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Old 04-06-2011, 05:39 PM   #7
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this thread already fails.

as long as the input/output speeds are in sync, it will shift fine up or down.

eg, when wanting to upshift: unload the gearbox by blipping the throttle shut. this causes slack in the gearbox and allows a smooth upshift gear change.

when wanting to downshift: unload the gearbox by blipping the throttle open. this causes slack in the gearbox and allows a smooth downshift gear change.

its not rocket science for christ sake.
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Old 04-06-2011, 05:40 PM   #8
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and i only use the clutch for stopping/starting off. almost 20k and the transmission does not snag/grab/grind/pop out/etc.
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Old 04-06-2011, 05:43 PM   #9
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this thread already fails.

as long as the input/output speeds are in sync, it will shift fine up or down.

eg, when wanting to upshift: unload the gearbox by blipping the throttle shut. this causes slack in the gearbox and allows a smooth upshift gear change.

when wanting to downshift: unload the gearbox by blipping the throttle open. this causes slack in the gearbox and allows a smooth downshift gear change.

its not rocket science for christ sake.
It fails because you know the answer ? Good to know .
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It fails because you know the answer ? Good to know .
no, it fails because people who do not know the answer feel compelled to spread useless bullshit on the internet.

now you know the rest of the story.
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Old 04-06-2011, 05:45 PM   #11
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yeah, that was a Paul Harvey reference.
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lol, so basically, what you said is right, and anyone that says otherwise is just wrong? ALSO, good to know. that's why i asked because i don't know, im glad you blessed us with your answer though, thanks.
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you are more than welcome baby anything else i can help you with, let me know.
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Upshift no clutch is fine, downshift no clutch is not recommended.
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clutchless downshifts DO NOT HURT ANYTHING as long as they are done properly. simply jamming the shifter down WILL damage the transmission, just the same as jamming it up will.
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I up shift and down shift without clutching 90% of the time.
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I never use the clutch to upshift from 2nd on up through all the gears.
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I can downshift no problem on a bike. it is all about matching rpm's with road speed. there is a technique to it, maybe all those years driving a 15 speed petercar taught me how.
You can learn this technique very quickly when your clutch cable snaps.
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I never use the clutch to upshift from 2nd on up through all the gears.
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