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Re: POWER SHIFTING / SPEED SHIFTING
To do "powershifting" correctly....throttle is wide open, foot is NOT touching shift lever, at the same time blip throttle and shift gear. You will know if you have the technique right when it slips into next gear smoothly and easily. Also, make sure you use a firm stroke with your foot so dogs are fully engaged. If you have your foot riding on the lever ("preloading") you are putting pressure on the drum which in turn is putting pressure on the fork. The fork will be slightly riding on the gear which will eventually wear the "foot" of the fork out and that will cause trouble down the road. The thickness of the fork determines how well the dogs engage. Does that make sense? I'm horrible at explaining but could show you how it works in no time.
As for blipping the throttle when downshifting with clutch...Best advice you can take. Like previously mentioned, it matches rpm's of main and counter shafts. Downshifting goes from "clunking" to "nice and smooth".
Last edited by cbr900racer77; 02-28-2008 at 5:56 PM.