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Old 11-25-2008, 04:32 PM   #21
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Havent learned the art of clutchless downshifts yet tho.
I do downshift a few times when braking at the end of certain straights. Just put pressure harder than normal and away it goes. No trick or nothing.

I've got a question though. When braking at the end of straights I used to use the clutch and engage each gear say when going from 5 to 2 I would engage 4 then 3 then finally 2. Should you just stay in 5th longer, drop the revs way down and then disengage clutch, kick the lever three times while blipping the throttle and then engage second.

How do people do multiple gear downshifts while racing and why do they do it that way?
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Old 11-25-2008, 04:40 PM   #22
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Old 11-25-2008, 04:44 PM   #23
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Give it some gas to downshift. Its not too smooth though. I dont do it though.
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Old 11-25-2008, 04:46 PM   #24
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I'll skip the clutch if I'm nailing it, but for everyday riding/commuting I use the clutch.
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Old 11-25-2008, 05:08 PM   #27
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I only downshift with no clutch occasionally, when I'm not in a hurry.

Upshifting is a quick flick o' the wrist.

But I put pressure on the shifter first, the the throttle adjustment makes it slip into place... only one at a time...
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Old 11-25-2008, 05:44 PM   #29
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I do downshift a few times when braking at the end of certain straights. Just put pressure harder than normal and away it goes. No trick or nothing.

I've got a question though. When braking at the end of straights I used to use the clutch and engage each gear say when going from 5 to 2 I would engage 4 then 3 then finally 2. Should you just stay in 5th longer, drop the revs way down and then disengage clutch, kick the lever three times while blipping the throttle and then engage second.

How do people do multiple gear downshifts while racing and why do they do it that way?
You should engage each gear and give it a blip for each downshift. You should not downshift through more than one gear without unloading it.
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Old 11-26-2008, 12:53 PM   #30
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You should engage each gear and give it a blip for each downshift. You should not downshift through more than one gear without unloading it.
I hate to sound like a kid but why?
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It would be pretty harsh to go down more than one.
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Old 11-26-2008, 04:20 PM   #32
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there is no doubt in my mind that this is writen by a expert,but who is it directed to?
a street rider,a trackdayer or a full on racer?
i never "blip" the throtle is i pull the clutch,at least not that i recall.......
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I do downshift a few times when braking at the end of certain straights. Just put pressure harder than normal and away it goes. No trick or nothing.

I've got a question though. When braking at the end of straights I used to use the clutch and engage each gear say when going from 5 to 2 I would engage 4 then 3 then finally 2. Should you just stay in 5th longer, drop the revs way down and then disengage clutch, kick the lever three times while blipping the throttle and then engage second.

How do people do multiple gear downshifts while racing and why do they do it that way?
I never reengage the clutch between down shifts. If I need to go down two gears, it is clutch in click down two and release the clutch slow and smooth. Same if I need three or more. Never blip the throttle in between shifts either. I have never have had a problem with this. Not everyone does this but it is definitely not wrong. I also never use the clutch on up shifts while racing.
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Old 11-26-2008, 08:41 PM   #35
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I am sure this is not taking into consideration slipper clutches.
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