After years of being a cruiser guy, I recently bought a K1200R. Love it, naturally. Could someone please explain the concept and mechanics of clutchless shifting. Is it damaging to the bike?
While crewing for an AMA Formula Extreme racer, I get to entertain these young guys with stories from the 'good old days' when men shifted gears un-assisted by electronics, and read spark plugs rather than computer screens.mbohn said:We'll need to let Kevin Schwantz know this. He is still teaching it at his Road Atlanta school.
mbohn said:We'll need to let Kevin Schwantz know this. He is still teaching it at his Road Atlanta school.
Ah, erm... what? Rossi doesn't? Well, he does use the clutch while downshifting, but he does not while upshifting, come on.Pirate said:Kevin Swantz does it?? Oh.. then it must be OK for street riders with about 1000th of his skill... Funny Rossi doesn't... at least when he's on the track...
sportrider said:In the upper gears(4th->), it just drops in when blipping the throttle. I would be surprised if there would ever be any damage. If it clunks hard into gear, that's where I'd worry.