Changing gears without Clutch

Discussion in 'UK Motorcycles' started by alans220, Aug 23, 2003.

  1. alans220

    alans220 Guest


    Just heard you can upshift without using the clutch, does anyone do

    Tried on my Suzuki GS500, seems to work pretty good, will it cause any

    Tried downshifts too, not so easy!


    alans220, Aug 23, 2003
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    Sorby Guest

    Try searching (via Google groups) for 'clutchless'....

    I'll save you the bother...
    Sorby, Aug 24, 2003
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    Pip Guest

    Bottom posting is a doddle and done right will cause no concern to
    residents of the newsgroup.

    Really; it would be nice if you could ride on the same side of the
    road as the rest of us and post your replies below the text you are
    replying to, snipping sigs and irrelevant text as you go.

    Pip, Aug 24, 2003
  4. alans220

    Ace Guest

    As I said just a week or so ago [1] I've always felt that, as long as
    you're not having to force the change, no harm should be done. If you
    can do clutchless down-changes as smooth as up-changes, I don't see
    any reason not to do so.

    [1] Don't _any_ newbies think about looking at recent threads before
    Ace, Aug 24, 2003
  5. alans220

    Geribaldy Guest

    Thank you for your opinion, and your sarcasm.

    When I am replying to a bottom-posted reply, then I normally
    bottom-post.Similarly when I reply to a top-posted reply, I will post at the
    top.In this case I was replying to an OP and had no form to follow.Since I
    prefer to read top-posted replies, I posted my reply at the top.

    This is my preference.If you disagree and don't want to read any more of my
    posts, please feel free to add me to your killfile.I promise I won't get
    Geribaldy, Aug 24, 2003
  6. Get it wrong enough times and yes, it will cause damage. You'll wear
    the edges off the engagement dogs on the gear clusters. Whether you
    want to face a workshop bill for rebuilding your gearbox is up to you,
    or you might just pass on the gearbox to the next unsuspecting
    mug/owner before it gives you any problems.

    I take the view that clutches are fitted for a reason and 'tis folly
    to not use them. But it's your gearbox, your money, you do what you



    GS 850 x2 / SE 6a
    FUB KotL OSOS#12? UKRMMA#19
    Grimly Curmudgeon, Aug 24, 2003
  7. alans220

    Pip Guest

    By employing my considerable psychic powers, I divine that you are
    replying to me. Had you left in an attribution line, or some of the
    post to which you were replying, it would have been so much easier.
    If you wish to infer sarcasm in my posting, then that is your
    prerogative although there was none in it when it left here.
    You show yourself to be remarkably ignorant of common courtesy, in
    that case - or you simply choose to disregard it, which shows you in a
    worse light still. The "form to follow" would have been immediately
    apparent had you lurked a little or even skimmed the FAQ. Look here:
    You carry on with your preference, then. You will find this newsgroup
    to be remarkably short of top-posted replies, however. My killfile
    will not be the only one you will find yourself in should you continue
    to top-post.

    Happy emailing, now.
    Pip, Aug 24, 2003
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    curium Guest

    Well said.
    curium, Aug 24, 2003
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    Alan.T.Gower Guest

    Alan.T.Gower, Aug 24, 2003
  10. Wa-hey. Another twat climbs out of the gynaecological experimentation
    The Older Gentleman, Aug 25, 2003
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    christofire Guest

    One of the most useful things anyone can tell you at this point is to
    leave it, walk away, have a lurk and jump back in when you get the gist.
    This group isn't like others where you can have a well-reasoned argument
    at the drop of a hat.

    For instance, as you've mentioned "accepted usenet netiquette" why did
    you top post? It's a usenet convention to bottom-post. You've got to
    know everything about your chosen subject else someone will pick at the
    slightest hole in your argument.

    Aside from that, it can be mildly entertaining if you can get the hang.
    Hmm. Are you sure you've stumbled across the right group?
    christofire, Aug 25, 2003
  12. alans220


    May 7, 2012
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    a good driver anticipates, on a bike that can save yr life, being prepaired for cluch failier isnt a bad thing, like driving with two fingers on the cluch ready for a sieze, i wauld recomend learning how to do it, then dont use it unless you need it, one other thing, if you ever lose your cluch, stop on a hill, then you can get it into first as you roll away
    munz, May 19, 2012
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