quote:Originally posted by Jack_R1
To my best knowledge, clutch in motorcycle trannies doesn't do anything but disengage the engine. It doesn't hold the gear.
Don't close the gas, just drop the revs for a split second, barely noticeable move. Start trying it in high gears - 5 and 6. Preload the lever, and chop the throttle slightly for a split sec. The gear should slide in. When you'll feel smooth upshifting in the highest gears, move lower. And practice... I'm still clunky sometimes, when the revs aren't up high.
You are absolutely correct! All the clutch does is engage/disengage the crank to the trans. Chopping the throttle for a few milliseconds relieves the pressure just like disengaging the clutch and shifting, only you take more time to do it. The Dynojet Quickshifter does the same thing by cutting off the fuel injectors for approx. 40 milliseconds (or whatever you set it at) to allow the shift. The clutch has nothing to do with the trans except to connect it to the crank.