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clutch question

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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?

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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 always...no....but that's just a bad habit from racing. :cry:

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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:

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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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