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Old Streetfighter Motorcycle Forum Post 04-08-2010, 06:17 PM   #21
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Seat time buddy, just keep riding.




btw, I dont believe for a second that you used to ride dirtbikes.
i was thinking the same thing but didnt wanna say anything...



dude for what its worth there is nothing wrong with being a novice theres plenty here and we're willing to help out as best we can just dont lie.it makes it hard to advise you on the right shit if we think your better than you really are. i cold care less if you dont know how to ride a bicycle just dont lie.....and riding a 50 once when you were ten doesnt count as "i used to ride dirt bikes"

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Seat time buddy, just keep riding.


Focus on being smooth, always use the clutch for upshifts and downshifts. Rev-matching will become second nature if you just focus on being smooth. Once you develop some actual skill you will realize that you can upshift without the clutch, but that is not something that concerns you right now. For example, i've been starting to ride alot in prep for some hare scrambles, and I almost never use the clutch to upshift because in that environment, i need to go fast, and save energy and reduce arm pump. For casual street riding, use the clutch, always.


btw, I dont believe for a second that you used to ride dirtbikes.


You dont need the clutch for downshifting either but its all in the timing both ways.








HEMP, dont worry about rev matching just yet. What you want to do, no matter what rpm you are down shifting from is dont just dump the clutch. You want to ease the clutch out and drag it a little. This helps control the rear wheel.
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oh and i agree, i dont think you spent much time on a dirt bike because everyone knows dirt riders make the best street riders if you aint slidin, you aint ridin.
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Old Streetfighter Motorcycle Forum Post 04-08-2010, 06:24 PM   #24
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oh and i agree, i dont think you spent much time on a dirt bike because everyone knows dirt riders make the best street riders if you aint slidin, you aint ridin.


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BTW, that is def the best advice to give. When i said focus on being smooth, shift articulated it better. Slowly let out the clutch as if every shift was from a standstill. Then you will naturally realize how to be quicker and stay smooth. That will all lead to rev matching, etc....

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oh and i agree, i dont think you spent much time on a dirt bike because everyone knows dirt riders make the best street riders if you aint slidin, you aint ridin.


Thats about tha long and short ofit fer sure

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You dont need the clutch for downshifting either but its all in the timing both ways.
haha, very true

I end up doing that in my car when I'm trying to smoke, eat, talk on the phone, and steer with my knee at the same time.

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BTW, that is def the best advice to give. When i said focus on being smooth, shift articulated it better. Slowly let out the clutch as if every shift was from a standstill. Then you will naturally realize how to be quicker and stay smooth. That will all lead to rev matching, etc....
Especially when you drop more than 1 gear
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Especially when you drop more than 1 gear
5th to 3rd is my personal favorite.

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haha, very true

I end up doing that in my car when I'm trying to smoke, eat, talk on the phone, and steer with my knee at the same time.

you cant do that on your bike too? newb

i dont worry about any of this and idk if im doing it right i just ride and when i need to slow down i just pull the clutch and go to whatever gear i need to to start again and when i need to stop i just hit the clutch and coast while downshifting to first.

I drive my car the same way am i wrong? im never tried to rev match or anything

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you cant do that on your bike too? newb

i dont worry about any of this and idk if im doing it right i just ride and when i need to slow down i just pull the clutch and go to whatever gear i need to to start again and when i need to stop i just hit the clutch and coast while downshifting to first.

I drive my car the same way am i wrong? im never tried to rev match or anything

I do that when I'm being lazy, but most of the time I stay in the proper gear for my speed so that instant power is available. bike and car.

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