Hope this I don't get banned. I just listed on another forum and banned me and all I was typing was about my bike. I bought this bike back in the spring. I am seeking any helpful info on this bike for any problems it tends to have or any maintenance tips. I did not get a owners manual when I bought it from the person and getting some info from a shop manual that came with it. I am also new to riding and took a safety course. So far I am happy with the bike. I do have a first question on this bike, when shifting up or down, do you need to use the clutch? I have done both and it seems that shifting with no clutch and rolling off the throttle makes a smooth shift. My instructor has mentioned in class about bikes doing this. I don't have the owners manual to see if there is any suggestions.