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    Clutchless gear changes

    When I first got my Tracer I was less than smooth with my gear changes while I was finding the bite point of the clutch so I tried clutchless changes. They were very smooth going up the box, even from the lower gears. I don't do it now I've got used to the clutch but I was surprised at how good the box changed.
    I used to have to do it with my Yamahas nearly 40 years ago to stop getting some false neutrals but todays gearboxes seem much better. I've not hit a false neutral for years.
    Does anyone do clutchless shifts anymore?
    What's the pros and cons?

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    I only use clutchless up shifts when at the top of the rev range and I'm in a hurry...

    It feels quicker to me... not sure if it's true or complete bolloxs....

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    I do it all the time (upshift only) Always have its a lot smoother and better if u carry a pillion.It wont harm the gearbox if u get it right

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    Always clutchless up and sometimes down depending on the situation, quicker, smother and it what I feel comfortable with

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    Yep! Clutchless all the way, up and down. Only use the clutch when I'm not in the range of the next gear. As in changing down 3 at a time!

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    I don't do down changes clutchless. Never quite managed to match the revs when I was younger and now I'm scared to cause any damage.
    Seems there are more pros than cons then.

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    Down changes need a little more revs.
    Keep your foot pressed down on gear lever.
    Give a little revs or if you are already reving, when the revs begin to drop the gear lever will drop down changing down one gear!

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    I always do clutch-less up-changes but usually only from 2nd onwards.
    Hardly ever down-shift without using the clutch, simply because I don't 'feel the need'.
    Up-changing without using the clutch is nice and slick on the Tracer.

    I also have a Kawasaki KLR 650 which has a nice slick 5 speed box but, it doesn't like clutch-less changes at all.
    The bike ''bucks'' and the gears select with a 'not-nice-feeling' clunk.
    I can still get a tad faster changes though by slightly 'feathering' the clutch lever on up-changes.

 

 

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