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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Apr 8th, 2008, 11:09 pm Thread Starter
 
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Smooth gear changes - thank you

I read all the posts about pre-loading and pulling the clutch half-way
I am getting the most unbelievably smooth changes now
Thanks a lot guys
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old Apr 9th, 2008, 1:48 am
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It also works for me. However, what about down-shifts? Is there a trick for smoothing out those? Thanks in advance!
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old Apr 9th, 2008, 2:26 am
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to down shift, blip the throttle to match the revs. if you ride the clutch without any throttle, you will get the huge "clunk."

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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old Apr 9th, 2008, 6:53 am
 
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Smooth like a bomb

This bike shifts like a Harley. From nuetral to first at a stop, it shakes the bike. All the upshifts are ok.
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This bike shifts like a Harley. From nuetral to first at a stop, it shakes the bike. All the upshifts are ok.
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Actually, my Harley shifts smoother. I downshift to 1st before I come to a complete stop so it doesn't clunk as bad. If I do have do shift from N to 1st while stopped, I usually put a slow, steady pressure on the shifter and sometimes it slips into gear without all the clunking.

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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old Apr 9th, 2008, 7:13 am
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Okay, we are supposed to be in 1st gear at a stop according to MSF, what is up with you pro riders? You know the deal, leave room for an exit, stay in gear so you can make an exit!!!

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When shifting into 1st from a complete stop, pull the clutch fully and wait 3 seconds. It will slip silently into gear.

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Upshift without the clutch -- blip of throttle during down shift - smooth .
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old Apr 9th, 2008, 1:05 pm
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When shifting into 1st from a complete stop, pull the clutch fully and wait 3 seconds. It will slip silently into gear.
Yeah, but then you get 3 seconds of honking from the folks behind you.

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