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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-02-2002, 12:02 AM Thread Starter
 
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my upshifts are not smooth.

how do you upshift smoothly? when im riding and i close the throttle then the bike kidna lurches cuz of the compression change but how do you upshift quickly if you cant close the throttle fast enough without the bike lurching.
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let's not talk about speed shifting yet.

try shifting at higher rpm's. it sounds like you're shifting at 3-4k. shift a little bit higher and the motor's own inertia (sp?) should keep it spinning good.

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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-02-2002, 07:38 AM
 
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Practice, pactice & practice yet do it in a more sensible pace for speed shifting is not for someone new to a m/c. The upshifting should be as smooth as a baby's bum.
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-02-2002, 07:46 AM
 
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As I learned to ride a Harley with ---

---a hand shift & foot clutch, same with Indians, so going to Brit irons with foot gearchange was a piece or cake.
Still I noted even those with a few yrs experience on their Brit irons were not as fast as myself when I change the foot clutch to a suicide-clutch (this means there was no friction bite on the toe-heel clutch & in actual fact just a toe clutch released like any car) & could shifter faster then the best on the Brit irons.
So the answer lays in PRACTICING.
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-02-2002, 10:58 AM
 
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Apply a little upward pressure on the shift lever before you pull in the clutch. Chop the throttle momentarily while squeezing the clutch lever. You'll find that it'll snick into gear long before the clutch lever is all the way to the handlebar. The gas should be back on just as the clutch is engaging fully. There should be no compression braking. If you do it just right it'll feel like an automatic. Practice practice practice. Shift more than you need to
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-02-2002, 03:08 PM Thread Starter
 
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how fast do you guys release the throttle? do you just chop it back very quickly or gradually release it.
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-02-2002, 03:18 PM
 
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I only pull the clutch lever half way in and shirft. Then I slowly and smoothly ease out the clutch as I roll on the throttle. Work on that and as time goes by you will get faster and faster at it. Do it right before you do it fast.

The ultimate goal is to be as smooth as you can. This can also make your rear tire last much longer.


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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-02-2002, 04:57 PM
 
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Same as Squid Killer. Just try to do it right everytime and rpactise at it. Don't want to get on a litre bike and be jerky . Oh and by the way good to see you SK!!!

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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-04-2002, 12:47 PM
 
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You will get to where it just seems as if you give the clutch lever a light tap for up or down shifting.
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