I started riding dirt bikes when I was 12 and only used the clutch starting and stopping and, sometimes, downshifting. Also used to do it in my car.T.I. said:Just curious who in here changes gears without pulling in the cluth.
Good topic. Ever since I talked to a guy that attributes his success racing 600's to doing this I've been wondering how to do it, but I don't think I quite get it yet.VTXtreme said:The key is matching the revs perfectly so listen close and just feel it happen, with practice its a breeze.
Start out gently put a little pressure on the shifter, for my retro...just the weight of my boot heel works fine, as a change in revs gets higher simply back of the throttle , just a short blip, and the gear will slide right into place...no clutch necessary.Then roll on , repeat.
After a while it gets real easy to shift by ear when you get more familiar with your bike :wink:
Hal @ Honda Direct Line said:I do it every time I forget to pull the clutch lever. And I always find myself saying that I can't believe how smooth it went. But one day- - - BOOM!!!