You're right, if you know how. As long as it's a smooth transition, it should be fine.i dont think it is really as bad as everyone thinks. i never do it from 1st to 2nd but occasionally all the gears from there. i can do pretty smooth and i think if you have your technique down and it does make a clunk or jolt your bike....you are in no real danger hurting anything....so i hear....if i lose my gears........you guys will be the first to know
thats a good description. The only time you will grind your gears and do damage is if you do it improperly. Its a pretty simple really and doesnt hurt anything.Ed said:I just got taught clutchless upshifting at the California SuperBike School this past weekend, so my desciption of it may not be all that great.
But the sequence goes like this: throttle on, then roll off the throttle slightly (like a blip) - shift up - then roll back on the throttle. The key is to shift in that half a second where you're rolling off the throttle. The reasoning behind this is that when you're riding and you roll off the throttle, you're momentarily in a state where there's no power going to the engine, just like you were pulling in the clutch -- I'm not sure what that state is called. The instructor just explained it like that.
A couple of other points: You have to be quick with the whole sequence. So you can't just roll off the throttle from 12,000 rpm's and slowly shift up as the tachometer starts dropping, then roll back on the throttle. If you do this, the bike will jerk shifting up. You have to let off the throttle a little but not too little. It's hard to explain. I did it on a machine that told me if I was going too fast or too slow and if I wasn't rolling off the throttle as much or if I needed to roll off the throttle more.
Yep...penfold said:ya, rolling off the throttle "unloads" the tranny allowing you to put a slight upward (downward if you have gp shift) pressure on the lever and it'll just shift as smooth as can be.