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Old 09-27-2011, 03:05 PM   #1
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I heard from my friend who races that you can shift without using a clutch!!! Won't this hurt my bike?!?!
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Tis true, I removed the clutch from my bike and I've had no problems after 95K miles
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Old 09-27-2011, 03:16 PM   #3
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This will not hurt your bike.
In fact, it will make your transmission stonger by excercising the gears. Many people are unaware that the teeth in a transmission are like the teeth in your mouth. If you stop chewing they will weaken and atrophy.
By chewing, we strengthen our teeth and so it is with transmissions. You should actually grind the gears occasionally to knock deposits off of the teeth. This is because you can't brush them.
So to answer your question...
No you don't need to use the clutch and grinding the gears sometimes is beneficial.
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This will not hurt your bike.
In fact, it will make your transmission stonger by excercising the gears. Many people are unaware that the teeth in a transmission are like the teeth in your mouth. If you stop chewing they will weaken and atrophy.
By chewing, we strengthen our teeth and so it is with transmissions. You should actually grind the gears occasionally to knock deposits off of the teeth. This is because you can't brush them.
So to answer your question...
No you don't need to use the clutch and grinding the gears sometimes is beneficial.
Absolutely correct. Ever heard a Ducati clutch? They're way ahead of the curve.
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Old 09-27-2011, 03:19 PM   #5
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Absolutely correct. Ever heard a Ducati clutch? They're way ahead of the curve.
Exactly, they rattle ALL the time for that very reason. And everybody knows Ducati's have the strongest clutches...
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I only use a clutch when stopping. I have never used one to shift. That includes racing MX (slip clutch to slip into power band) and street.
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I only use a clutch when stopping. I have never used one to shift. That includes racing MX (slip clutch to slip into power band) and street.
Don't come in here talking sense. I will have you forceably removed from this thread , sir!
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Don't come in here talking sense. I will have you forceably removed from this thread , sir!
I didnt mean it!!!!!

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This will not hurt your bike.
In fact, it will make your transmission stonger by excercising the gears. Many people are unaware that the teeth in a transmission are like the teeth in your mouth. If you stop chewing they will weaken and atrophy.
By chewing, we strengthen our teeth and so it is with transmissions. You should actually grind the gears occasionally to knock deposits off of the teeth. This is because you can't brush them.
So to answer your question...
No you don't need to use the clutch and grinding the gears sometimes is beneficial.
so would one tube of colgate be enough to use as an oil additive when i do this?
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I heard from my friend who races that you can shift without using a clutch!!! Won't this hurt my bike?!?!
I hope to this is a troll thread
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Old 09-28-2011, 08:03 AM   #12
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lol.. dont mean to be an but this question is posted here like every month or so...
once again.. dont mean to be an ..
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Old 09-28-2011, 08:04 AM   #13
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why does every bit of bullshit start with "I heard from my friend who races"? If my friend was that full of , I don't think we would be friends for long
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why does every bit of bullshit start with "I heard from my friend who races"? If my friend was that full of , I don't think we would be friends for long
How is said friend full of ?
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why does every bit of bullshit start with "I heard from my friend who races"? If my friend was that full of , I don't think we would be friends for long
because thread was clearly a troll thread
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because thread was clearly a troll thread
Trolling is against forum rules and you're taking away from people who actually need advice.
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Damnit most of the post in that other useful thread were deleted. I was gonna past the "don't be an when people ask for advice" comment over here.
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