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post #1 of 5 Old Sep 17th, 2011, 2:34 pm Thread Starter
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Shifting the K1600GT

OK, so I have a whopping 60 miles on the bike, loving it more each mile. But what about this slipper chutch thing? It is probably in the manual, but waht is the real world way to shift normally and like Freddie SPencer (ok, I know, He is old but so am I)

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Re: Shifting the K1600GT

The slipper clutch is a buffer to the pulse of the motor. Just ride the Moe Fo !
Mash the shifter if you want...

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Re: Shifting the K1600GT

I have found that shifting up works better (smother) if you preload the shifter. Almost like shifting without the clutch.

Shifting into first from N, if the clutch has been out will make a clunking sound.

Downshifting to slow down, seems to work best for me if, before I shift, I pull in the clutch, let it out slowly to let the engine help slow me down, a little brake and then shift.

Takes longer to explain it than it does to do.

I think this is what I do! and it seems to work.

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OK, so I have a whopping 60 miles on the bike, loving it more each mile. But what about this slipper chutch thing? It is probably in the manual, but waht is the real world way to shift normally and like Freddie SPencer (ok, I know, He is old but so am I)

Thanks

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Don't even think about the slipper clutch. It comes into the equation only on downshifts to equalize forces between the engine and rear wheel if you don't control downshifts yourself.

Otherwise my GT is extremely easy to upshift, but it's not for the lazy among us. Keep the rpms up a bit for smooth shifts and shift crisply. If you like lazy upshifts, buy an old VW Beetle.

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Don't even think about the slipper clutch. It comes into the equation only on downshifts to equalize forces between the engine and rear wheel if you don't control downshifts yourself.

Otherwise my GT is extremely easy to upshift, but it's not for the lazy among us. Keep the rpms up a bit for smooth shifts and shift crisply. If you like lazy upshifts, buy an old VW Beetle.
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