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Old 10-26-2008, 07:53 PM   #1
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GP Shift pattern

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Old 10-26-2008, 07:58 PM   #2
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I have it, I like it, but it's not a "must".
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Old 10-26-2008, 07:58 PM   #3
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For a street rider looking at trying the reverse shift pattern (aka: GP Shift), you would need to give it an honest week or two of riding to make your decision. After about 3-4 days I never looked back. Also, I've ridden standard shift bikes afterwards. You just have to remember what bike you're on and it's no problem. My dirt bikes are standard shift, my street/race bikes are reverse shift
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it takes some getting used to...but once you get comfortable with it...it feels more natural than standard shifting.

i ride either or...but i prefer gp now.
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Old 10-26-2008, 08:02 PM   #5
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Adam, I run GP shift and I like it. However, now that I'm getting a little more experience, I thinks it's "half a dozen of one, six of another". I went to GP shift because I found myself way leaned over in corners needing to shift. I went GP and it helped.... at MSRH.... at TWS (Texas World Speedway), however, now I need to downshift coming off of turn one. And, guess what, the bike is leaned over so it's now more difficult. And, when I regeared, things changed again.

At the end of the day, I think it's whatever a rider really gets used to. I'd be curious to know, of all the racers on the board, how many are standard and how many are GP shift. It wouldn't surprise me to find that it's 50:50.

BTW, when coupled with a quick shifter, GP shift is really fun. Straight line, throttle pinned, just toe tapping through the gears. Woo hoo!

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it takes some getting used to...but once you get comfortable with it...it feels more natural than standard shifting.

i ride either or...but i prefer gp now.
I think im going to test it out at the end of the season, it seems like it takes time to get used to.
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Adam, I run GP shift and I like it. However, now that I'm getting a little more experience, I thinks it's "half a dozen of one, six of another". I went to GP shift because I found myself way leaned over in corners needing to shift. I went GP and it helped.... at MSRH.... at TWS (Texas World Speedway), however, now I need to downshift coming off of turn one. And, guess what, the bike is leaned over so it's now more difficult. And, when I regeared, things changed again.

At the end of the day, I think it's whatever a rider really gets used to. I'd be curious to know, of all the racers on the board, how many are standard and how many are GP shift. It wouldn't surprise me to find that it's 50:50.

BTW, when coupled with a quick shifter, GP shift is really fun. Straight line, throttle pinned, just toe tapping through the gears. Woo hoo!

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I have been interested in trying it out.
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I think im going to test it out at the end of the season, it seems like it takes time to get used to.

If I am not mistaken on the 07 RR you have to have aftermarket rear sets to change your shift pattern! I have thought about doing it ,but haven't yet! May do it on the 04 RR for street riding during the off season to see how I like it!
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I think it's VERY EASY to get used to.... push down to go fast, pull up to slow down. As somebody mentioned previously, it does seem more natural. Why it's backwards, I have no idea. Probably a Brit designed the first motorcycle trans. Ba ha ha ha.
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I think it's VERY EASY to get used to.... push down to go fast, pull up to slow down. As somebody mentioned previously, it does seem more natural. Why it's backwards, I have no idea. Probably a Brit designed the first motorcycle trans. Ba ha ha ha.

May be a stupid question, but when your reverse the pattern can you still do the clutchless upshifting?
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i dont know if i can change mine to gp or not, i dont have linkage like most iports the aprilia are direct lever to the gear changer! any ideas!

if i can change it i might just to see what the fus is all a bout !
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May be a stupid question, but when your reverse the pattern can you still do the clutchless upshifting?

Sure. We can do that because we have straight cut gears. Just momentarily letting up on the throttle, and she'll shift easily either pulling with normal shift or pushing with GP shift. That's what the quick shift actuator does in combination with the ignition module. It momentarily kills the engine. One of the wrenches or racers can explain it more correctly, but it essence that's what's happening.
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If I am not mistaken on the 07 RR you have to have aftermarket rear sets to change your shift pattern! I have thought about doing it ,but haven't yet! May do it on the 04 RR for street riding during the off season to see how I like it!
hmm ill look into it.


My neibhor who has GP shift was looking at it the other day and said "yeah all you have to do is flip this shaft" It looked like a hose will get in the way just a bit, maybe no though, we where just eyeballin it
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Sure. We can do that because we have straight cut gears. Just momentarily letting up on the throttle, and she'll shift easily either pulling with normal shift or pushing with GP shift. That's what the quick shift actuator does in combination with the ignition module. It momentarily kills the engine. One of the wrenches or racers can explain it more correctly, but it essence that's what's happening.
It used to be kinda tough for me to do the clutchless upshift on the RR! I mean I really had to give it pressure with my toes!! But since I put the slipper clutch in it the is much much easier and I really like it!
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GSXR's are easy to change without any extra/aftermarket parts needed...it's all in how you re-position everything. I know first gen R6's require aftermarket rearsets. I have a friend with an 06 R6 and it looks do-able with the stock stuff but I just looked at it for a few seconds. How about the newer Honda, Kawis, and Yamahas? Do they require aftermarket or can the stock rearsets and shift lever be tweaked to make GP shift work.
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I like normal shift. Its the way I have always known to shift. When I got the the track I decided to use my brain power to work on my riding instead of trying to remember which way I was supposed to shift. I have zero problems at any of the tracks Ive been too.
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It used to be kinda tough for me to do the clutchless upshift on the RR! I mean I really had to give it pressure with my toes!! But since I put the slipper clutch in it the is much much easier and I really like it!
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Yep!! It was one of my upgrades after my wreck!! It is so much fun to dump the gears w/o the backend sliding on me!! But that is because I am a wuss and don't like the real of the bike moving under me so much!!
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