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Ok sorry if this is a repost but I heard the other day that the 1000RR will come with a reverse race style shifter. IE you click down and the gears go up and vice versa. If it does come like this, is it a good thing? :idunno: I have been riding bikes with the normal shift pattern for so long I fear I would get crossed up. :(
 

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I find that highly unlikely. If it were the case, I'm sure at least one of the many publications that have tested it would have said so by now.
 

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Wanna ride my '73 Norton?? Reverse (GP) shift pattern with shifter on the right side and brake on the left. :eek:
The only saving grace is that converting the 'blade to the proper pattern was quite easy. Switching to the other side is gonna be a trick. :idunno:

Maybe I'll pass on that part! :rotfl:
 

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BrianG said:
Wanna ride my '73 Norton?? Reverse (GP) shift pattern with shifter on the right side and brake on the left. :eek:
The only saving grace is that converting the 'blade to the proper pattern was quite easy. Switching to the other side is gonna be a trick. :idunno:

Maybe I'll pass on that part! :rotfl:

I had to look twice then to see who had posted this, I thought for a minute It sounded like smitty :D
 

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Being new here, I'll take that as a compliment........ :huh:

:thumb: smitty makes you look young, I was just refering about his general comments from bikes of old :D
 

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US Govt. regs. state all bikes since 1974 must have their primary controls in the same place and actuate in the same fashion. In other words, no GP shifting on a new streetbike.
 

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BrianG said:
Wanna ride my '73 Norton?? Reverse (GP) shift pattern with shifter on the right side and brake on the left. :eek:
The only saving grace is that converting the 'blade to the proper pattern was quite easy. Switching to the other side is gonna be a trick. :idunno:

Maybe I'll pass on that part! :rotfl:
I've riden my roomates 1967 Yamah Trailmater, that reverse shift patern skrews with me every time LOL
 

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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!!!!!!!
 

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It's pretty easy to get used to the reverse pattern shifting.
My friend and I sometimes swap bikes (he has reverse shifting) and it was pretty easy to work with. I like it much better than standard.
 
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