Join Date: Oct 2011
Bike: 2006 FZ1, R6S Track Bike
Re: False Neutrals at the track
don't.. do... that...
It's a proven method for bending shift forks.
if ya do find yourself with a false neutral. it's better to upshift vs. downshift. Going down could result in a highside if you end up in a low gear and dump the clutch. And it's easier to get the bike in gear in this situation upshifting anyway.. and when you do get it in gear, worst problem is the rpm's may be a tad low. not a real problem.
I know there is all kinds of talk about "if you track ride/race ya have to GP shift".. i find standard shift (street pattern) much easier for me, and (knock on wood) I can't remember the last time I had a false neutral (oh yea, it was riding for an endurance team, and the bike was GP shift..
Since the season is done, it was the only way to get the bike to downshift and I have no way to make sure it was not me. I tried to upshift, but it just would not go. I hear you on the highsiding, no one wants that. As I watched more video from Barber, the count is up to 6 false neutrals, I have 4 more vids to watch. It was suggested to take a look at the clutch and see if anything is out of place or out of whack. I'm gonna stay with standard shift, I'm not all that and a bag of peanuts
when it comes to TD's........... at least not yet
Are false neutrals from upper gears to lower gears a pre curser to what is coming? Thanks for the advice!!!
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