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Old 02-02-2008, 02:26 PM   #1
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hi am new this site and the bike riding scene. just got my 600 yesterday and learning to ride it on my own. i know its not one of the smartest things to do but plan to take MSF soon later on. But i do have some questions first. when your are shifting from any gear say 2 to 3 for example, are you suppose to use clutch through out shifting through all the gears. i have heard from some ppl that you dont need to clutch for shifting all the time. sorry about the noob question but i am trying to learn. one more question is how do i get to my battery if my bike dies on me. i know it under the seat but how do i get to it.

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Old 02-02-2008, 02:32 PM   #2
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You can clutchless shift with minimal damage. Don't try it under load (strain on the trans from accellerating/decellerating).
Try taking off the seat and looking. Not that complicated under there.

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Old 02-02-2008, 02:35 PM   #3
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Old 02-02-2008, 02:38 PM   #4
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but my problem is how do i get to the battery how do i take the seat out
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keep using the clutch, the "gain" is not worth the risk.

and take MSF ASAP. hate for you to leave your kids behind. you've already made 1 huge mistake for buying the bike you bought.

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use the clutch bro. its there for a reason.
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Old 02-02-2008, 02:53 PM   #7
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use the clutch if you're a beginner, it will help you out a lot while learning. and take msf right away. or else you're just wasting your time on the bike.

on most bikes, there are two allen head bolts that hold on the seat, they should be located near the rear of the seat, just peel back the cushion on your seat and you should find some screws.
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thanks for the advice guys and i will soon
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its well worth the $

and you can find it for $150 at a few places in town.

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but my problem is how do i get to the battery how do i take the seat out
Never looked underseat on your model. For most, there's a strap with some rings on either end. The rings (most likely square) will be held under some "hooks." Undo said "rings" from said "hooks" and it'll slide right out. Assuming you have taken the cables loose.
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and you can find it for $150 at a few places in town.

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Think he got the hint in the beginning. No need to beat the horse.
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Old 02-02-2008, 05:18 PM   #15
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when is some good track days for noobs how much is it?
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when is some good track days for noobs how much is it?


You really need some more seat time before getting on a track. Must usually say at least 5-6k street miles.

As for the clutch. I use it 99.99% of the time. If done right, it won't hurt the bike. . . but if it's not just slipping into the next gear, it'll screw some up. Like someone else said up there, the minimal gain you get isn't worth it.
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