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    Revmatching question.

    Hey everyone I'm a new rider and have already passed my MSF course and got my license. Everything has been working good so far except my downshifts. I currently just do the "standard" way which is simply clutch in > click down > clutch out slowly. No matter how slow I do it or how much brakes I apply, I always get that lurch or jerky feeling.

    So I'm interested in learning how to revmatch. I watched many videos and I think I understand the process "clutch in> clickdown + blip > clutch out. My question is, is this safe to practice on my own? will I get into an accident learning this? I'll be in an empty parking lot of course.

    Thanks for your time and take care!

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    Practice away! It's the only way you'll get a feel for it. We all have (had) to learn sometime...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tdubluv View Post
    Hey everyone I'm a new rider and have already passed my MSF course and got my license. Everything has been working good so far except my downshifts. I currently just do the "standard" way which is simply clutch in > click down > clutch out slowly. No matter how slow I do it or how much brakes I apply, I always get that lurch or jerky feeling.

    So I'm interested in learning how to revmatch. I watched many videos and I think I understand the process "clutch in> clickdown + blip > clutch out. My question is, is this safe to practice on my own? will I get into an accident learning this? I'll be in an empty parking lot of course.

    Thanks for your time and take care!
    Bro, this is the easiest thing to learn, no sweat. Here's what you do, you pull the clutch, and at "almost" the same time, blip the throttle a little, while the same time, moving the gearshift, and in it goes...(you'll feel it on your toe, the moment it matches your engine speed and goes in gear) , then clutch out and full speed ahead. Just takes a little practice and then you will know...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tdubluv View Post
    I watched many videos and I think I understand the process "clutch in> clickdown + blip > clutch out. My question is, is this safe to practice on my own? will I get into an accident learning this? I'll be in an empty parking lot of course.

    Thanks for your time and take care!
    Hi Tdubluv, you must learn this and it is very easy. Once you get the hang of it you won't even think about it. Personally I can't really not do it because it will chip the back tire if I don't or get you in big trouble on gravel and dirt surfaces.
    My way (process) happens real fast. Like 'clutch'n blip>clickdown clutch out'. It's like a couple of lightning quick jabs. Boomboom, you'll get it just don't overthink it.

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    Thank you for the responses!

    Couple more questions before I go out and practice this.

    How fast do I let the clutch out? is it like the same speed you let the clutch out when upshifting? (I see some guys do it extremely fast)
    Also will this revmatching technique be appropriate and safe for highway speeds (60 mph and up) and also for light dirt trails?

    Thanks again!!

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    Yep, just like you do it regularly. It will soon become easy. Don't think about it, just let your memory muscles do it. It really takes place in the blink of an eye once you have it down. Well...maybe two.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tdubluv View Post
    Thank you for the responses!

    Couple more questions before I go out and practice this.

    How fast do I let the clutch out? is it like the same speed you let the clutch out when upshifting? (I see some guys do it extremely fast)
    Also will this revmatching technique be appropriate and safe for highway speeds (60 mph and up) and also for light dirt trails?

    Thanks again!!
    It will work in any gear but ONLY if you allow the bike to enter a speed that the lower gear can reasonably support. Example, you can't downshift from 60 immediately into 4th gear without first slowing down to around 45 or so. Same from fourth to third, you will need to slow to about 35 before you start to release the clutch. Example speeds are based off factory gearing of course.


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    How much "blip" or throttle do I give? is it pretty much a guessing game? our Tdub's don't have a tach. Also will the amount of throttle I give, will it be the same for every downshift/gear?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TWilight View Post
    Ahhhhh....Tommy...the guy is having problems when he DOWNSHIFTS. Not upshifting. So why tell him to let the clutch out and full speed ahead ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tdubluv View Post
    How much "blip" or throttle do I give? is it pretty much a guessing game? our Tdub's don't have a tach. Also will the amount of throttle I give, will it be the same for every downshift/gear?
    This depends on what speed you are currently traveling. If you are dropping into fourth and are going 48 mph you will have to rev it pretty high while slipping the clutch out.



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