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Old 06-16-2008, 05:44 PM   #21
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well i was riding around today for about 30 min trying to build some muscle memory! i think the hardest part is just shifting from 1st to 2nd. Im used to pulling up for upshifting now i gotta learn to shift down to go faster. i think it will be ok.

its def. IMHO gonna be easier shifting to higher gears when leaned over in a corner

ill report back in about a week or so with more updates
When I started racing again, the bike was GP shift for our endurance team. I had to learn to do it too; I just kept telling myself, "stomp the upshift, stomp the upshift". Worked for me... but I'm kinda weird.
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Old 06-16-2008, 06:24 PM   #22
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... but I'm kinda weird.
I can think of another word I'd use......
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I can think of another word I'd use......
pnwd again...
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Old 06-16-2008, 08:50 PM   #24
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heres an R6 gp shift. im fixing to do it now....

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Old 06-16-2008, 09:21 PM   #25
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done. sweet! thanks for the idea.

took 10 minutes to do it. took a lil cruise and mayn...so much faster up shifting. i also adjusted the length to bring the shifter "higher".
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Old 06-17-2008, 08:20 AM   #26
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I have thought about it a bunch, how long does it normally take to get used to it? I have been riding for over 20 years, can an old dog learn new tricks haha. Seriously though my worry would be over revving on a confused shift. I guess the idea of always short shifting till you get into the groove is a good one.
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Old 06-17-2008, 08:37 AM   #27
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its not that bad. if your like me, it'll take a few rides n youll have it "down". no pun intended.
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took me about 2 trackdays to get the shifting right without gettin in the wrong gears.....so with that said, about 8 hours of riding and i don't screw up shifting no more.
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The only thing I'll comment on against GP shift is my left leg doesn't feel as secure being above the shifter vs below it on hard launches/shifts when the front end comes up... can't explain why... I have mis-shifted before w standard shift and it is eliminated w a good stomp but for some reason I don't feel as secure.
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^^^ its all in your head bro. if your bike came from the factory with gp shifter. ull say the same thing and vice versa.

is there any reason why they come like this from the factory other than "thats how its always been" reason?

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Old 06-17-2008, 09:59 PM   #31
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^^^ its all in your head bro. if your bike came from the factory with gp shifter. ull say the same thing and vice versa.

is there any reason why they come like this from the factory other than "thats how its always been" reason?
My guess is that they wanted to be user friendly by making the pulling up action as going higher in gears, and the down action as going down in gears
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well I got to run the gp shift this past Sunday at cresson, and I have to say I absolutely love it. My up shifts and down shifts are so much smoother. Makes transition to the next gear easy.

I wrote myself a note on my triple clamp so I wouldn't forget that it was gp shift. I think I only mis-shifted 3 times the entire day. So I am a very happy camper.
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