Posted January 09, 2007 - 05:05 PM
Posted January 10, 2007 - 04:24 AM
I did a search on this when I got my 06 model and the concensus is that going up through the gears use the clutch due to the load on the transmission. Downshifting is not as much of an issue. After all the contrasting views I figured they put it on the bike for a reason, may as well use it.
Posted January 10, 2007 - 06:36 AM
However, shifting sequentially [w/o clutch] will wear down the tranny in time, and also the clutch. So, my philosophy has always been, "if it's not necessary to shift clutchless, use the clutch." In race senarios, shifting clutchlessly will not take as much effort, nor will it take as long, so it's totally understandable. But leisurely/not race riding, just use it.
Posted January 10, 2007 - 02:33 PM
(sorry for stealing this thread he's my homie and i just had to)
p.s. new wr450 very nice bike!!!!!!! big ups
Posted January 10, 2007 - 07:02 PM
Posted January 10, 2007 - 07:55 PM
Posted January 13, 2007 - 07:29 AM
Posted January 13, 2007 - 01:57 PM
On a side note, cos this is my 1st WR, the gearchange seems very stiff. Does anyone think that Yammy may have stiffened the spring in there cos I know that there was trouble with the dogs on 3rd and 5th, or are all models like this?
Or maybe it needs to wear in?