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hi thumpers,

Is it ok not to use the clutch when changing up and down whilst riding,does it cause any damage

Best regards,

J :naughty:

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ALWAYS use the clutch, every time you change gear without it you wear the gears and the selector, its ok for the factory guys because they aint paying for anything,check personal message's for armthorpe....CURTAINS23

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Arm thorpe sounds good , got to speak with the rest of the gang sort out dates etc, if were coming probably be about 7 of us.

Working in doncaster town centre this week is it ok to check out the track one day during the week. :naughty:

J

PS. have you done the track at preston docks, this also has been recommended.

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Armthorpe is open 10.00 till 4.00 everyday, off at j4 left at roundabout holmewood lane

i think its called and tracks are right at the end, its not as sandy as preston, let me know....CURTAINS23

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Shifting without the clutch is fine as long as you back off the gas a bit and change gears sharply, so that there's no grinding of gears. Been doing it for years with no trouble. In fact, whether you use the clutch or not, always make the shift quickly and get it done. Moving between gears slowly does more damage than slamming from one to the next.

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Shifting without the clutch is fine as long as you back off the gas a bit and change gears sharply, so that there's no grinding of gears. Been doing it for years with no trouble. In fact, whether you use the clutch or not, always make the shift quickly and get it done. Moving between gears slowly does more damage than slamming from one to the next.

totally agree... I have had 5 YZF's not one of them ever had transmission problems from not using the clutch....I rarely use it. And I know many owners that have purchased many clutches from using it as you suggest Curtains.

"USE IT = ABUSE IT - Replace it, a lot"

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Yep you don't have to use the clutch, in fact if you know your motor well. You can change gear without even the slightest hint of a grind.

I personally like to use the clutch for pieace of mind. On some steep sandy hill climbs I have had so much pressure on the gears that even when pulling the clutch I could not shift it without bending a fork. Thats when it's time to micropolish the entire motor. Then you get seemless smooth shifts.

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I use the clutch till I start getting tired then I care less about the clutch. No problems for the last 5 yrs

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I use the clutch when on the ground but not when I shift while I'm in the air. Sometimes if the braking bumps are big enough that I physically can't get a hand on the clutch I'll downshift without it. Lots of people don't use the clutch at all and seem to have no problem, but I've seen lots of trannys with rounded gear dogs from too much shifting without the clutch. I'm not a rich man so I use the clutch just to be safe. :naughty:

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