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Many people have told me that you dont have to press the clutch down to get out of a gear and into neutral (as if you where appraching a light). The Tc seems hesitant to let me out of the gear, is it bad to take it out of the gear with out pressing the clutch or is this hesitation normal and i should just power threw it?

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i do it all the time... but i dont know the mechanics of it... so i dont know if im doing any harm.... but i only tend to do it when the gear speed is the same as the wheel speed... it slides right out when that's the case
 

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It also slides right into the next gear if you match revs correctly. All you are doing is momentarily taking the load off the synchro hub to let the outer sleeve slide easily. It works for pulling out of gear and going back into gear. Unfortunately, if you don't do a good job matching revs, the synchro hub and the dogs on the gear suffer tremendously.
 

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maybe i should stop...
 

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As it was explained to me....

When you push in the clutch, it "removes" the power of the engine to the tranny/gears/syncro's, allowing you to then engage a new gear, and let the clutch back out, re-applying power. When you don't dis-engage the clutch and you pull it out of gear, what your doing is letting the gears take the force of the power of the engine as they pull apart, a good way to damage them if your rev'ing for example. It's better for the parts to take the power out of the equation, and shift like a manual car is meant to be shifted.
 

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I wouldn't say that. All you need to do is remove power from the system. You can do that with the clutch, or you can do that with the throttle. You just have to be more in tune with what the drivetrain is doing to shift without the clutch, but it does no more damage than using the clutch if you do it right.

Bike racers never use the clutch for upshifts, only downshifts. The tC gearbox shifts just fine without the clutch.
 

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I'd be way too afraid of damaging my tranny to mess around with all this. If you aren't racing, then what's the point in doing all this?
 

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Originally posted by Azrael@May 24 2005, 08:50 AM
I'd be way too afraid of damaging my tranny to mess around with all this. If you aren't racing, then what's the point in doing all this?
Precisely none.
 
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