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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 10-14-2005, 02:40 PM Thread Starter
 
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Is upshifting without the clutch harmful to your bike or is it ok? Same question about downshifting? A friend of mine says he does this, so i tried it and liked it a lot better but if it is doing any damage i wont anymore.
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Is upshifting without the clutch harmful to your bike or is it ok? Same question about downshifting? A friend of mine says he does this, so i tried it and liked it a lot better but if it is doing any damage i wont anymore.
So long as you back-off the throttle for the split-second that you're shifting, which unloads the motor / gearbox, you shouldn't do any damage.

I only do it on upshifts myself. I prefer to clutch on the way down to give smoother compression braking.




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So long as you back-off the throttle for the split-second that you're shifting, which unloads the motor / gearbox, you shouldn't do any damage.

I only do it on upshifts myself. I prefer to clutch on the way down to give smoother compression braking.
what cookeetree said.

somtimes, when i feel like being naughty, i down shift two gears and drop the clutch while i enter a turn, then i use the throttle to keep the back tire spinning as i go through the apex, it scares the people driving cages when i do it on the freeway onramps.

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...somtimes, when i feel like being naughty, i down shift two gears and drop the clutch while i enter a turn, then i use the throttle to keep the back tire spinning as i go through the apex, it scares the people driving cages when i do it on the freeway onramps.
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Do you have to have a certain clutch for this or anyone can shift without clutch?
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Up shifting after I have reached 2nd cog is fine for me, but not down shifting. Proof is my bikes can be 7 or 14 yrs old & still clutch & cog box is in perfect condition.
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What is 2nd cog?
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Do you have to have a certain clutch for this or anyone can shift without clutch?
Standard clutch. 2nd cog = 2nd gear.


Basically, when you back the throttle off that little bit, all you're doing is unloading the gearbox. It's just a short, quick snap of the throttle. Just enough to unload the 'box. This allows you to click up to the next gear while there's no pressure on the clutch.




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So the shift from 1 to 2nd should be with clutch?
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