Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Braidwood, IL, USA
Speed shifting the LT?
Can anybody out there tell me about their expirience with shifting gears on the LT at "proper", if possible, RPM's without using the clutch. I assume that these bikes innards might be extra sensitive to this in a bad way??? Now that I'm a half century old, I'm just starting to read a few, isolated articles about motorcycle safety. This may be 40 years delinquent. But one article I just read said that you should avoid pulling the clutch on any bike during cornering unless you have to. They didn't say "except when shifting". I haven't put that much conscious thought into the dynamics of motorcycle cornering before. "Just do it". When my wife took a motorcycle safety course a year ago, I just flat out never even condered taking it for myself . On other bikes I've done a bit of "speed shifting" without much transmission or final drive problems, and yet I am cautious with my "new" ( just bought it on Oct. 30, 2011 from a University of Iowa professor having 20k miles on it for $4,800) 12 year old "baby".
'00 BMW K 1200LT, Basalt Grau with Shark tones. My Only bike at present. 34K miles on it. Bought used in Oct. 2011.
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