I used the clutch all the time, but lately it seams to be smoother without the clutch on gears 3,4,5,and 6. Book WARNS to always use the clutch.......how about you?? :-\
+1...i was taught this way to avoid chatter and it would be hard to break now...even though i get wood when ever i hear "full throttle clutchless upshifts" on the quick shifter commercials :jerkoff:AlaskaS3 said:I use it all the time. Just barely disengaging it for up shifts, and blipping the throttle and disengaging the clutch for down shifts.
As long as you are hitting the "sweet spot" it won't result in any extra wear in my opinion. cruising around (like HockeyFan says) mine slips right into gear with no effort.BigJay80 said:Dragging this thread from the archives.....
How much if any damage can occur over time from clutchless shifting? I was talking to another rider yesterday and he said it is terrible for you bike. I don't know so I thought I would ask....