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Old 03-30-2011, 10:31 PM
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When downshifting, is it ok to not use the clutch? I've done it a couple of times and felt better then using the clutch. I just want to see what your opinions are on this.



PS: I'm a noob please dont set me on fire
 
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Old 03-30-2011, 11:09 PM
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Search/not o.k/not an opinion, fact
 
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Old 03-31-2011, 12:11 AM
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It won't destroy your bike if you do it now and then (I do sometimes when I want to sit up after getting off the freeway or something), but it's not recommended to do often. Use the clutch and rev-match as you do.
 
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Old 03-31-2011, 09:43 AM
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If they didn't want you to use the clutch, the bike wouldn't have a clutch lever.
 
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Old 03-31-2011, 03:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Xander F4i View Post
If they didn't want you to use the clutch, the bike wouldn't have a clutch lever.
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Old 04-04-2011, 10:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Xander F4i View Post
If they didn't want you to use the clutch, the bike wouldn't have a clutch lever.
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Old 04-05-2011, 02:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Xander F4i View Post
If they didn't want you to use the clutch, the bike wouldn't have a clutch lever.
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Old 04-06-2011, 03:32 PM
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if u match the rpms and downshift u wont hear or feel any knock of the gears.
u are suposed to use the clutch but it is not going to hurt, if , i repeat ,IF DONE CORECTLY. truckers do it a lot.
 
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