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Re: 1000RR has reverse shift pattern?
I was a motor cycle mechanic in the mid 60s thru mid 70s. I test rode hundreds of bikes, all with different gear change setups. Left side gear change, right side gear change, some up for "down", and some down for "up". One up 3 down, one down 4 up, one up 4 down, one down 3 up, one down 5 up, etc.
Plus guys would put rear sets on and turn the gear shift pedal around, making say a Triumph Bonneville's "normal" set up of one down 3 up into a one up 3 down sequence. I guess my mind worked faster back then because I don't remember ever having to think about it and it just came naturally!!!!!!!