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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-24-2008, 10:50 PM Thread Starter
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2008 Clutchless Shifts

I found a post for this topic but A. the last post was almost a year ago and B. it was for 03's. At first my bike wouldn't do it. But its got about 1000 miles on it now and seems a bit more willing. From what I read it appears that most agree that clutchless going up is fine, But down was bad due to a lack of a slipper clutch (which the 08's have
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). So, its ok to do this on 08 models?
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Re: 2008 Clutchless Shifts

I don't have any problems on my bike, and I have about 450 miles on mine.
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Re: 2008 Clutchless Shifts

Down shifting without the clutch to me is asking for trouble. But I dont have a slipper clutch.
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on my 07 i upshift clutchless if im giving it some but never downshift without clutch
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Re: 2008 Clutchless Shifts

The slipper clutch has no effect on clutchless downshifts - they are still generally a bad idea. It is possible to do them, I did them a few times on my first bike, but they are harder to get right and the consequences are worse if you get them wrong.


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Re: 2008 Clutchless Shifts

Well first of all what kind of riding are we talking about here? I have no problem downshifting clutchless with my '07. Just the same as upshifts, you just need to unload the transmission while you do it. Can't say that I've tried it with really high rpms though....
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Re: 2008 Clutchless Shifts

If im giving it some "beans" i'll upshift without the clutch, its actually really smooth and quick if you know what you're doing lol saying that i always clutch it when downshifting
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Re: 2008 Clutchless Shifts

It's just like upshifting and downshifting a car with no clutch. Give it a blip of the throttle and downshift it. It won't downshift if you don't give it some throttle to take load off the tranny. You can almost prelouad the shifter just as you would to upshift and as soon as load is off the tranny it will drop right down.
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Re: 2008 Clutchless Shifts

on more casual rides, there's no reason to not use your clutch when downshifting. i find my '08 significantly smoother than my 2000 on both aggressive clutchless downshifts AND casual clutched downies.



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Re: 2008 Clutchless Shifts

Not sure where I read it (could even be the manual on the R6) but even with this clutch they advised NOT to shift gears without the gears.

Better question: If you knew that the used bike you are buying was ridden without the clutch (up or downshifting) would you buy it over the bike that was ridden with the clutch?

If the answer is no then your answer to using clutchless shifting should be the same.
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