is race changing bad for the gearbox?
Posted 24 January 2012 - 04:22 AM
Posted 24 January 2012 - 08:21 AM
To answer your question... shifting under heavy load (as you put it, race changing) does increase wear and tear on the drive train. If done properly, it's no worse than the alternative. With that said, these transmissions are designed to be used in severe competiton. They are designed to be shifted by any means possible at any time. (with in reason of course)
I have broken my share of trans parts, including gears, dawgs, forks, pawls, and so on in my 30 plus years of riding and racing. Still to this day my preferred way to up shift is under wide open throttle, not disengaging the clutch, apply pressure to the shifter. If it doesn't go imediatly, a slight bump of the clutch may be required.
Posted 24 January 2012 - 08:58 AM
So yes, there is a happy medium between WOT shifting and backing off the throttle slightly between gear changes, especially on 4 strokes.
Posted 29 February 2012 - 06:31 PM