Clutch needed when shifting?
Posted 15 May 2009 - 01:59 PM
Posted 15 May 2009 - 02:27 PM
We only ride older 2 strokes and have no idea what is technically right, but that is what we have done since somebody more "experienced" than us told us so.
Posted 15 May 2009 - 02:45 PM
..... It takes some force to shift at full power, and it takes less force than that to shift when clutching or off the throttle.
When shifting without the clutch you shouldn't need to apply crazy amounts of force. If you are forcing it you are doing it wrong.
Posted 15 May 2009 - 02:55 PM
Me? In just the last 7 or 8 years alone, I have 35K on two modern sportbikes that I clutchless upshift all the time, plus another 10k on my DRZ. Am I saying that I know for a fact that it's perfectly harmless? No
Ya, I'm not completely sure if you have to use the clutch, hell for all I know it might be perfectly fine..
I just think its easy enough to cover the clutch, so I always personally use it, and recommend all my friends use it
But I also have a habbit of always leaving 1 finger on my clutch, even if I'm not using the clutch, I always keep 1 finger over it
Posted 15 May 2009 - 03:03 PM
Posted 15 May 2009 - 03:37 PM
but a rekluse is designed different, its design to have some give and not engage all the time, and im not sure, but does it disengage as the shifter is lifted like a auto clutch on a crf 50???
I don't have 'direct proof' but I do have many friends with no 2nd gears on their sport bike from shifting without the clutch in wheelies.. Bikes with less then 15k miles.. My 2nd gear was shot at 12k miles on my f4i
Not saying its ONLY because of clutchless shifting, but I'm sure that didn't help it at all..
Posted 15 May 2009 - 03:47 PM
Posted 15 May 2009 - 03:56 PM
once your in gear, you aren't going to hurt your tranny by dumping the clutch hard..
It's the act of engaging harshly into gear that would cause damage..
Now I'm sure clutching up wheelies isn't good on the clutch, but I doubt that would ever hurt a tranny. But even then, I got 34k miles on my stock clutch on my sport bike, and my bike is mainly a stunt bike
Posted 15 May 2009 - 05:02 PM
Posted 15 May 2009 - 05:16 PM
Posted 15 May 2009 - 05:27 PM
Posted 15 May 2009 - 11:16 PM
I gotta say....you do have a nice 12 going in your avatar
Posted 15 May 2009 - 11:25 PM
That is incorrect. When it is engaged, there is no slip. It does not disengage when you shift.
Posted 16 May 2009 - 05:25 AM
Posted 16 May 2009 - 09:22 AM
Posted 16 May 2009 - 10:04 AM
i usually use it upshifiting unless i cant
Posted 14 August 2010 - 06:22 AM