I never "PowerShift" unless im at the track or WOT and in a mad hurry.. Just not good on the system if you catch it not in Sync.Hi to all....
Been riding my 2016 N1K for about a month now. Although i've been taking it easy, my upshifts, 90% of the time, are without the clutch. Smooth as butter. Is this normal in newer bikes? Thanks .
Absolutely clean every time, only do this under 5000 rpm.I never "PowerShift" unless im at the track or WOT and in a mad hurry.. Just not good on the system if you catch it not in Sync.
If its smooth its probably not doing too much damage as the gears are in Sync.. But if it grinds or clicks in, your putting excess wear and tear on the gearbox.
Id avoid it unless your @ the track or in a mad hurry / WOT.
Good question on the slipper...NO. I dont see it "slipping" or even being involved. Ill think some more, but I dont see it helping, or hurting.Absolutely clean every time, only do this under 5000 rpm.
again, smooth as silk... every time.....does slipper clutch have anything to do with this perhaps??
Goes perfectly fine on the 2011 as well.I don't think it's the slipper clutch because I can do it on my '14... good discussion though, I usually give the clutch lever a little pull coming up through those lower gears but I've often wondered why, since it shifts so easily without.
I put my feet on the shift lever, no pressure, just in position.It won't hurt anything when done properly (which the op is obviously doing).
Has nothing to do with the slipper. The slipper acts like a completely normal clutch, until back torque is applied to it. A normal clutch applies the back torque to the crankshaft, a slipper bleeds it off instead.
Basically what the op is doing is right before shifting finding the neutral throttle setting (no power applied, but not slowing down either) and then simply pushing it into gear. This does not hurt anything at all. It can be done in most cars and trucks with a manual transmission, most all motorcycles, some tractors....etc
It won't harm anything if done properly. Some transmissions are easier to do it on than others. Dirt bikes are very easy to do this on for good reason.
This is not the same as "Power shifting". Power shifting is forcing the transmission into the next gear while under load at high revs. It takes some muscle and good timing, and is a freaking terrible idea in my opinion. You cannot really power shift on a motorcycle, you have to break the load on the transmission for it to be able to shift.
If you want to shift quickly under load on a motorcycle get a quick shifter from DynoJet or such. It works like a champ. No clutch, never let off the throttle, shifts like butter. Plus it makes it dramatically easier to change gears in a wheelie.