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Clutchless shifting

i like to up shift without using my clutch. is it going to damage my gears or am ok?
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who cares? Its much faster!

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i just heard that it might shorten the life of the plates.
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Ive read and heard from several different sources that if done correctly its actually easier on the clutch plates. Dunno about the gears but I havent had any problems
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I've read some stuff about this with interest. From what I gather, if done correctly it is easier on the clutch and trans. The trans in bikes are different from the ones used in cars that employ a synchromesh type setup.
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I am a drag racer and this is allll we do. Cluchless is easier on the cluch because it doesnt allow the plates to slow down as much. so on the rengagement of the tranny they are really close in RPMs hence there isnt as much friction on the plates. this giveing you more clutch life. However you have got to roll off the throtel for a second to allow for the tranny to "release"
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It's only bad for the tranny if you fuck it up. My buddy has rounded off all the engagement dogs in 2nd on his 'Busa. It likes to pop out of second.

Basically, make sure you don't preload the shifter too much, and don't apply force until you're chopping the throttle.

The alternative is to slightly fan the clutch to unload the dogs rather than chopping the throttle. There's no need to pull the clutch all the way in to snap off upshifts, despite what the MSF fascists say. If practiced, fanning the clutch is faster than using the throttle (when blasting to 1320 feet, anyway).

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Mine shifts superfast w/ the fanning clutch method. Smoother than closing throttle and pulling in the clutch.

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Great info, and great thred Cain!




For every species of beasts and birds, of reptiles and creatures of the sea, is tamed and has been tamed by the human race. But no one can tame the tongue; it is a restless evil full of deadly poison.
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