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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-14-2018, 11:48 AM Thread Starter
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Shifting without clutch?

Hello Rebels =) I have been doing some reading on the various forums, and I saw some people mentioning that they "DON'T" always use their clutch to switch into higher gears, and only usually use it for 1st and 2nd? Does this sound familiar? Is this possible? This is my first bike so I have no other experience...
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Not as uncommon as one would think. I personally don't do it but I have tried it.
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I've read about clutchless shifting also, but never tried it. To be honest, I don't really see the point or benefit. I wouldn't do that in my car, I'm definitely not going to do that on my motorcycle.



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weirddddddddddd I'm to scared to try, someone else do it first hahaha.
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post #5 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-14-2018, 02:38 PM Thread Starter
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i was thinking the same thing. i thought that a bike wouldnt shift at all if you didn't press in a clutch?
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I've tried it on both motocycle and car. Never understood the point.

Just a loophole in the design of the transmission for manual.

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It is more of a racing technique than a general riding technique. From 2nd gear upward, you can load a bit of pressure on the shift lever and then back off the throttle and increase the pressure. It works because of the sequential gearing used in motorcycles.

It is far more important for you to learn proper rev-matching for down shifts (in which the clutch is always used).

See the throttle blipping topic in the engine discussions section below.sec

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post #9 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-03-2019, 05:59 AM
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Ive tried this on several occasions and i dont do this all the time i only use it when I pull out into the road to late due to hesitation and the only thing i can say is becareful when you get to 5-6 because mine likes to go into false neutral and obviously not a good thing i hear my tranny grinding and on a mc it sounds way worse than a car but ive never had a problem doing this in 1-5 but its just a faster way to shift
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post #10 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-03-2019, 06:01 AM
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Also use the clutch always when downshifting honda doesn’t incorporate the synchronizers into the tranny to down shift without the clutch
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