clutch question

3 replies to this topic
  • cruise

Posted December 24, 2004 - 03:47 AM


I was reading a thred on the YZ forum and most people said they dont
use the clutch when changing gears. I always use the clutch on my WR.
I'd like to no what everyone else is doing on their WR's? and if anyone
knows if it is bad for the tranny?

  • skeener2

Posted December 24, 2004 - 05:17 AM


For longevity you should use the clutch. I have been roadracing for years and don't use it for upshifts there...but you will tend to see more wear as well as the ocassional broken teeth on the gears.

Do I use the clutch that's just a bad habit from racing. :cry:

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  • Indy_WR450

Posted December 24, 2004 - 06:35 AM


I only use it on high rpm down shifts. Otherwise I just back off the gas and shift up or down. You will know if your rpms are too high for a downshift without the clutch. It does not hurt the transmission as long as you let it shift into gear without jamming it hard. :cry:

  • toyota_mdt_tech

Posted December 24, 2004 - 09:46 AM


Using the clutch reduces shock to the gearbox and does extend the life. I'm just a trail rider and always use the clutch. I have even used the clutch during a wheelie shift, but out of habit. About the only time I dont use the clutch is when I need a quick downshift and unable to let partially go of the left grip to do it, like in a hill climb etc, then I will just tap it down.


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