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Old 10-24-2007, 10:49 AM   #61
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Another con switching from riding GP shift sportbike to non gp shift street bikes.
I have just done this, going from my ninja to the cbr and suprisingly it took about a day to get accustomed to shifting normally rather than GP shift.
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Old 10-24-2007, 10:53 AM   #62
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omg I rode Turbo_LS_Hatch's bike and I got confused while riding it. But I never messed up I just had to re-think WTF i was doing a few times.
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Old 10-24-2007, 11:06 AM   #63
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ummm you might want to rethink that... Im assuming you've been to the track? you don't always upshift the same amount as downshift in a corner. Your shift combination of up/down will change from corner to corner. You might shift 3 in the straight and down only 2 before the next corner.
True. There will be time that you will upshift just as much as downshift. For example, TWS (Texas World Speedway), coming out the last turn to the big straight, I upshift 3 gear on the straight and 2 down at the bump and one more at turn 3. For me, that is 3 up and 3 down. gpshifting or standard will have the same up and down motion. That's the reason why I want to find out the advantages of gp shifting.
So far, I accept the reason for foot ground clearance upshift in mid corner, and up mis-shift is better than down mis-shift.
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Old 10-24-2007, 11:14 AM   #64
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omg I rode Turbo_LS_Hatch's bike and I got confused while riding it. But I never messed up I just had to re-think WTF i was doing a few times.
yeah, but try doing that at about 12k rpm........a "wtf?" moment will get you in some serious trouble if you come out of a corner and think you are shifting up, but forgot it was the opposite shifting and you down shift.......your end is going to go crazy....had it happen to me a few times, not fun :/:
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Old 12-15-2007, 08:53 PM   #65
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Just switched mine to GP shift....Took about 5 min. All I needed was a few SS washers.

Shouldn't take too long to get used to. Went for a lil spin....Lovin it already
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We were just having this discussion at the shop today.

The largest advantage GP shifting offers is the ability to upshift when leaned way over in a corner and you can't get your boot under the lever.


There's a lot of very fast guys who don't use GP shift, Mladin and Rossi are just 2 of them.

In the end it really boils down to what you're comfortable with.
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Old 12-15-2007, 09:07 PM   #67
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I love GP shift, way less miss shifts when im lazy
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all i know is i can do reguler shift or gp. i prefer gp. its so much easier to just push on the shifter when you wanna swith to a higher gear. and ive also found that when riding reguler shift its much harder to shift up and do it quick.
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Old 12-15-2007, 10:01 PM   #69
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I like gp shift better, I mean it makes more sense and its easier just to pust it down
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yeah, but try doing that at about 12k rpm........a "wtf?" moment will get you in some serious trouble if you come out of a corner and think you are shifting up, but forgot it was the opposite shifting and you down shift.......your end is going to go crazy....had it happen to me a few times, not fun :/:


Eh, I redline at 15.5k, so it would be more of an OMG moment than WTF!?!?!?


Strangly I don't have much of a problem switching though. Might be because I generally keep my foot where it needs to be while riding. Like I keep it on top of the shifter on mine, and on standard I keep it on the bottom.

P.S. You have a slipper now as well, makes it much more forgiving.
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