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Post  robertcains Mon Aug 16 2010, 22:26

First topic message reminder :

After commenting on a thread about clutchless upshift I was wondering how many of you guys actually use this and also find it usefull?

It usually seems normal for a split decision with the arguments for & against, personally I prefer it for a number of reasons
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Post  Panzerbuilder Wed Aug 18 2010, 18:26

Never heard or tried this (unless the cable had broken) before.

Tried it this morning to work, upshifting only, and found it to be okay. I only did it above 2nd though.

Is this the reason why on the GP the clutch never, seems, to be used? I thought the had some auto box or clutchless one like the GP cars!

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Post  pipersam Wed Aug 18 2010, 19:25

robertcains wrote:

How did you get on Pipersam?

My evening ride failed quite miserably as I was asked to make the dinner for the family. Have friends staying and unfortunately I know a good recipe for a BIG lasagne!! I will hopefully get out tomorrow and let you know how it goes.

Regards,

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Post  Dirt Bike Dave Wed Aug 18 2010, 20:12

pipersam wrote:



I know a good recipe for a BIG lasagne!!




So do i.......Iceland family size Lasagne £2.00..... done in 40 mins, Sweet!!

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Post  ow3n Thu Aug 19 2010, 11:01

Well, I assume MGP etc can all upshift without the clutch pretty well, and when they downshift the slipper clutch takes the edge off it (provided they have it set to release quickly. I don't know how much engine braking is useful in racing. I'd assume none.).

I wasn't aware that the gear selector can be adjusted. I'll go and tune that up a bit. It's actually a bit low so I occasionally upshift early by accident because my toe is resting against it.

I found downshifting without a clutch to be OK as long as you're expecting to give it some beans afterwards - for example dropping to 5th on the motorway to make an overtake.
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Post  northun_munky Fri Aug 27 2010, 07:57

I gave this a go the other day and was expecting to fail miserably! However, I was surprised at how easy it came. I only tried upshifting and I was accelerating quite hard but I followed what had been said on here and first go it worked beatifully green smile

Its going to take some practise to do smoothly everytime and it feels a bit unatural after 12 odd years of using a clutch while driving and having just gone through test and all but I can definately see advantages in using it.

Not sure about downshifting though. I found upshifting smoothest/worked at all only when going at it quite hard. Couldn't get it to work when leisurely going through the box.

Cheers for enlightening me on this clink
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Post  howlingdog Mon Sep 13 2010, 18:16

I clutchless shift up and down as it gives a smoother ride with better acceleration and on very long runs saves your wrists loads of grief
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Post  Guest Tue Sep 14 2010, 21:36

After reading this thread I decided to give it a go and so far I'm about 50/50 getting a smooth upshift without the clutch. I don't try it from 1st-2nd tho and I'm still unsure about my technique but when I get it right I'm surprised at how smooth the change is.
Don't intend to try it downshifting though.
Thanks to all concerned for the tips.
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