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Old 03-19-2013, 10:17 AM   #1
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How to shift?

So I'm new to to shifting concept on any vehicle. I've used my bike a few times, but I am not too sure on how to shift properly. I don't want to mess up my bike.

Should I hold in the clutch, roll off the throttle, shift up, release the clutch, then open it back up

or roll of the throttle, hold in the clutch, shift up, release the clutch, then open it back up

or keep the throttle open, hold the clutch in, shift up, release the clutch

or should I just not use the clutch at all and mess up my gearbox and tranny?

Anyways serious question from a noob rider. If none of those above is correct, then which way is the correct way?
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I took it (and passed and have my M license and insurance), but they told us how to shift from neutral. They didn't tell us how to shift while in motion.
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Nesto I have a feeling people are about to start flaming you.

What area do you live in? I work in Jersey VIllage, swing by my shop and I can help guide you.
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After taking off from a stop, roll off the throttle and pull in the clutch at the same time, shift, then relase clutch and roll on throttle at the same time. No need to do it slowly. This way won't screw up your bike if that's all you're worried about.

Some people don't pull in the clutch during upshifts. They just let off the throttle and shift. Most will say that's fine, too. I've always been in the habit and learned to just pull in the clutch during shifts. Not like it takes any real effort to do so.
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I took it (and passed and have my M license and insurance), but they told us how to shift from neutral. They didn't tell us how to shift while in motion.
BS , more then 1/2 the course is done in 2nd gear, how'd they get you that gear?
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I took it (and passed and have my M license and insurance), but they told us how to shift from neutral. They didn't tell us how to shift while in motion.
You should have at least went to 3rd gear in the msf.
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After taking off from a stop, roll off the throttle and pull in the clutch at the same time, shift, then relase clutch and roll on throttle at the same time. No need to do it slowly. This way won't screw up your bike if that's all you're worried about.

Some people don't pull in the clutch during upshifts. They just let off the throttle and shift. Most will say that's fine, too. I've always been in the habit and learned to just pull in the clutch during shifts. Not like it takes any real effort to do so.
This right here is how its done. Its like balancing, you let go of clutch and equally give gas. Buy you have to learn to find that point where the clutch starts grabbing.
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Chris5.0 will you teach me how to shift/ride? Teach me that "balance"
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Pull in clutch lever, twist right grip all the way back to the stops, push down on shift lever to engage first gear, release clutch lever, close eyes, hang the on.
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Yes. But don't let off and don't use clutch.
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BS , more then 1/2 the course is done in 2nd gear, how'd they get you that gear?
I just shifted up without clutching at first, then I asked a few other students if they shifted up without the clutch (I did use it to shift down) and well they did. After that I just tried a few of the different combinations listed in the original post. That's why I asked for the proper way to shift up haha


Anyways 392 I understand that, and they have the right to give their opinion.
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Pull in clutch lever, twist right grip all the way back to the stops, push down on shift lever to engage first gear, release clutch lever, close eyes, hang the on.
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hey guys how do you brake properly? I know when your coming to a red light you got to stop but what point do you actually hit the brakes? does stopping hard mess up my front forks?
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Honestly, I dont use the clutch to shift most of the time. I sometimes stab it quickly on the harsh 1-2 shift. After that, I only touch the clutch lever when I am stopping/moving from a stop.
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