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    do you folks shift the TW without the clutch at times? Im not talking all the time, like when slowing down and hit it in a lower gear without the clutch when going well below the speed for the gear Im in. I know when I bought my XT250 they said its OK to shift at certain times without the clutch. Wondering if it the same with the little TW?
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    Quote Originally Posted by orrsmills View Post
    do you folks shift the TW without the clutch at times? Im not talking all the time, like when slowing down and hit it in a lower gear without the clutch when going well below the speed for the gear Im in. I know when I bought my XT250 they said its OK to shift at certain times without the clutch. Wondering if it the same with the little TW?
    OMG NEVER DO THAT!!!!

    Just kidding but seriously I'd only shift without the clutch if I absolutey had to. And thats for anything with 2 or more wheels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreatWhiteHunter View Post
    OMG NEVER DO THAT!!!!

    Just kidding but seriously I'd only shift without the clutch if I absolutey had to. And thats for anything with 2 or more wheels.

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    LOL you got me. Where is Mexico NY?

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    I've always figured that the engineers put in a clutch for a reason....
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    Quote Originally Posted by TW_in_BC View Post
    I've always figured that the engineers put in a clutch for a reason....
    Stopping and starting?
    OK. In all honesty I use the clutch almost all the time. But I've known guys that only use the clutch when they have to. Not sure it makes a difference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GOF View Post
    Stopping and starting?
    OK. In all honesty I use the clutch almost all the time. But I've known guys that only use the clutch when they have to. Not sure it makes a difference.
    i know the moto cross riders always use it but those are different bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by orrsmills View Post
    LOL you got me. Where is Mexico NY?
    North of Syracuse in upstate NY. About 5 hours north of NYC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TW_in_BC View Post
    I've always figured that the engineers put in a clutch for a reason....
    Yep,
    That's my take too. After owning oh, maybe 25-30 motorcycles over a 50 year period, I just can't bring myself to shift without the clutch. I just wish more bikes came with a hydraulic one instead of cable one.
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    There is a technique to shifting without the clutch and not destroying the trans. Let off the gas. When the tension on the chain is off, trans is unloaded, shift. All this can happen in less than a second. Probably less than a half-second. You really have to be in tune with your bike. Motocross guys only use the clutch for starting off and slipping it coming off corners. I don't recommend it on the TW all the time but there are times when you just can't get to that clutch lever.
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    The owners manual says to use the clutch.....but I shift without the clutch when I need to change gears immediately in order to maintain control/momentum....happening more often these days....losing control that is......
    Last edited by bartruff; 09-07-2019 at 07:36 AM.
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