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  • Yes. Clutch it every time

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  • No I don't use it. I'm actually Valentino Rossi

    36 5.03%
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    Re: Do you use your clutch?

    Way back in my motocross days I would power shift up through the gears. It did seem like the shifter dogs would wear faster. But race bikes get oil changed often and two strokes have a separate transmission. I suppose clutchless shifting won't hurt if you're at high speeds and high rpm's. But why do it, it's not like the fraction of a second it takes to shift with the clutch is saving you anything on a street ride.

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    Re: Do you use your clutch?

    i do both, most of the times i use the clutch, sometimes under hard acceleration i like to skip the clutch to add a little to the fun.
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    Re: Do you use your clutch?

    Quote Originally Posted by Evitzee View Post
    This thread is a good reason why I don't buy used bikes.
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    Re: Do you use your clutch?

    My old 96 Katana was done the same way and it was still running on the original clutch with no issues. From what I have seen as long as you do not force the shifts it causes no issues/stress on the bike. I would guesstimate that 98% of the time I use the clutch but when I am just out having some fun on the occation I will clutchless shift and it goes into gear just as smoothly.
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    Re: Do you use your clutch?

    More discussions about this here

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    Re: Do you use your clutch?

    I try to avoid using the cutch where possible in sports riding mode, in fact, i am about to go one step further, and fit a powershifter in the next week or so, to my black FZ6!

    The bark is only half of the symphony, the induction roar is pretty darn sweet, as is the over-run...the induction noise is a bit of a roar, the over run is like a deep purring noise!

    One thing this bike is, is musical!



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    Re: Do you use your clutch?

    Do loud pipes save lives?

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    Re: Do you use your clutch?

    Quote Originally Posted by DefyInertia View Post

    PS - I didn't answer the poll b/c there was no sometimes option.

    I'd add more option but can't see if I can edit a poll after its been published. Also not fair on those that have already voted. I'll think harder next time about multi answers before my next poll

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    Re: Do you use your clutch?

    Quote Originally Posted by dstaffx View Post
    I'd add more option but can't see if I can edit a poll after its been published. Also not fair on those that have already voted. I'll think harder next time about multi answers before my next poll

    haha ok

    I don't know if it's bad, or if it's good, or if it has no impact on wear....but I'm pretty sure it's not measurably bad, but could be wrong.

    Downshifting w/out the clutch in the dirt is pretty much a necessity for going fast....IMO. I don't downshift w/out the clutch on my sport bike.
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    Re: Do you use your clutch?

    Quote Originally Posted by dstaffx View Post
    Can you edit an existing poll?
    If so how
    I have added the "sometimes" option for you.
    On my screen the poll box has an edit option on the right hand side. I'm not sure if that is a mod only function?

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