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While just putting around do you skip a gear or two?

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Ill skip gears if i wind out first and i know i cant continue it in second. Usually skip to 4th gear. **** ITS BEEN SO LONG!!! Im at school now and do not have the pleasure of having my bike here. I think i miss it more than anything. More than my friends, more than my bed, more than.....sex? :confused
 

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Common sense tells me that I should use the clutch, cause when you don't with a car gears grind, and unless you're good at rev matching that can cause problems for synchros.

Granted this is my experience with cars, I don't know anything about bike clutches :roll:
 

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-eWW-game said:
when should i use and not use the clutch?

Whenever I'm accellerating I'm going through the gears with a quick blip of the throttle and a quick flick of the left toes....

I use the clutch when i'm comin back down through the gears using a quick blip and slammin down gears....
 

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i do it mostly on upshifting ..... i use the clutch 1st to 2nd and from there on out i use either the clutch or not.....if you do it just be in the throttle and let off.....right when you let off it unloads the engine and you can slide it right into the next gear.....its nice when your really on the throttle you can just let off real quick and slide it into the next gear without having to grab the clutch and whack the throttle again
 

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got_no_sol said:
Common sense tells me that I should use the clutch, cause when you don't with a car gears grind, and unless you're good at rev matching that can cause problems for synchros.

Granted this is my experience with cars, I don't know anything about bike clutches :roll:
Well they're wet....they lubricated with the engine oil....a lot of racers i know dont use the clutch at all and they say it has no adverse affects...so i'm inclined to go with what they tell me
 

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Well, I'm really new to bikes, but if its at all like a car, not disengaging/re-engaging the clutch for shifting leaves the plates togeather... the adverse effects with shifting this way in a car would be mismatching speeds and grinding your synchro's to bits. I assume it'd be much the same on a bike.

And to restate my first comment - I'm a newb so I could certainly be wrong. :)
 
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