Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Dandridge (Near Knoxville), TN, USA
Once you learn to use the clutch properly when doing it, you will not even think about it any more. You have to push down on the shifter, then let the clutch out just enough to move the gears a little, then it clicks in.
Another way: have the clutch all the way out in neutral, then time it so you pull the clutch back and push down on the shift lever just as the clutch lever gets all the way back, the gearing is still moving and it shifts easily.
This tranny is not like a car one, which has synronizers. It has shift "dogs" which line up with the next gear. If they are not aligned, it will not shift. It takes a little movement of the gearing to allow them to align.
I don't want to achieve immortality through my work...I want to achieve it through not dying.
EX: '01 Black LT, BAT BYKE (Totaled at 110,000 miles)
IBA SS, BB, BBG, 10/10ths.
No bike now, but maybe in the future.