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Shifting without the clutch

There was some discussion on this a while back but I couldn't find the thread. I made this video going to meet the gang for lunch a few weeks ago.

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It works, but every person I have ever spoken to who has been inside the transmission of various vehicles to include Goldwings says you can see the difference on the gear cogs. One can, and it is valuable to know how, but not recommended. I do it periodically when I don't want to put down the coffee cup...

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It works, but every person I have ever spoken to who has been inside the transmission of various vehicles to include Goldwings says you can see the difference on the gear cogs. .
BS, maybe if you made the gears grind with each shift. And "various vehicles" transmissions don't work like a motorcycle transmission.

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46 years of doing it and never encountered a problem on a motorcycle. When I raced motocross you would barely get off the wide open throttle to grab the next gear.
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I tried it a few times and it works well, but Ive done it too long using the clutch so I guess I wont change

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So why is there a clutch??????????????
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So why is there a clutch??????????????
So you can take off from a stop.
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Good to be able to do it smoothly, when the cable breaks on the 1100 you are forced into "dry shifting". Stoplights are fun, hitting starter with bike in gear..... Got me home, though.
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Good to be able to do it smoothly, when the cable breaks on the 1100 you are forced into "dry shifting". Stoplights are fun, hitting starter with bike in gear..... Got me home, though.
Yes, it's good to know how. I rode my first motorcycle a long time with a broken cable, couldn't afford one.

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Well to make myself part of the group, when my suzukies clutch went ( apparently air in fluid)my son had to ride many miles thru towns clutch less. We sweated bullets to home

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