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post #21 of 51 Old 12-06-2012, 12:46 AM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by DickBlazer View Post
I'm not convinced clutchless shifts are very hard on the bike if done correctly. I've owned three liter bikes and not had one issue with any clutches. Even the 08 CBR that had the clutch recall, had zero issues. Once you start doing them, you'll never even think about the clutch when shifting. It will seem like too much effort. haha serioiusly

I'm not trying to start shit here and it's all personal preference for sure
This is my first 1k bike I was just worryed that it might damage the gearbox but that makes me feel better..

Your right tho once you start shifting with out the clutch and you get use to it you look at it and think really I need to use the clutch lol
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post #22 of 51 Old 12-06-2012, 04:53 AM
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If I'm just cruising around town I'll use the clutch, but if I'm getting on it, clutchless all the way!
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post #23 of 51 Old 12-06-2012, 05:35 AM
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Originally Posted by tyler500e View Post
I guess i figured they had good reason to include a clutch lever on the new cbr, so i use it.
haha i'm with you on that.

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post #24 of 51 Old 12-06-2012, 06:54 AM
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Use the clutch on all my bikes except the BMW S1000RR......manual specifically says not to use the Q/S on downshifts....... but the full throttle upshifts are great!

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post #25 of 51 Old 12-06-2012, 10:28 AM
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Originally Posted by WC1000rr View Post
So here is it is..

When riding who use's there clutch every gear change up and down??

I only use the clutch when coming to a complete stop or leaving from a dead stop and no other time if I want to change gears I just back off the throttle just a little bit and all is good..

Is it going to damage the gearbox if I keep doing this??
I love using my clutch every shift up or down, if there is a bike that comes without it, I would never get it. it's a great feeling to go through gears with the clutch, for downshifting, I would hold it down, and feel the engine braking as I let go, it's me though that's IMO. I also like extra to-do operational stuff, ie I use killswitch everytime and turn my headlights on after starting the bike and off after I killswitch it. ... lol
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post #26 of 51 Old 12-06-2012, 11:16 AM
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Originally Posted by tyler500e View Post
I guess i figured they had good reason to include a clutch lever on the new cbr, so i use it.
Well they also added that hideous mud flap out back and put flappers in the intake and exhaust, so just because it's there doesn't mean it's really needed. lol But I hear what you are saying on the clutch lever and I agree...
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post #27 of 51 Old 12-06-2012, 06:18 PM
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With clutch on slow riding and streets, on hard acceleration or drag race,clutchless.

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I use the clutch all the time.

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post #29 of 51 Old 12-06-2012, 10:24 PM
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post #30 of 51 Old 12-07-2012, 12:36 AM
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Originally Posted by TYSTYX View Post
For me it's 50/50 on the upshifts ( after 2nd gear), but I always use the clutch for downshifts.

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