That is true of automotive clutches, but with our bikes it is way easier than that. You have to remember we have a wet clutch in the atv it is not the same as a car or truck.BigGixxerJim said:It's perfectly fine. The trick is to match the ratios in the trans when shifting. Like when shifting up a gear, put just a little pressure in the shifter and let off the gas... it will go right in, no problem. If u do it right. You can do it down shifting too, except you have to blip the throttle before going down (to bring the rpms of the smaller cog upto speed of the main shaft before engaging it). It sounds more complicated than it is, but it's easy. I rarely use the clutch in anything (even my jap cars).
Be honest, all of the truckers on the road only use to clutch to start and to stop. And they don't even need it to stop!
I for one am not a fan of clutchless Downshifting!sangue_e_Tripas said:That's strange...
I could have sworn there were several topics on clutchless upshifts... But now I can't find them either!
Anyway, as I recall, most people agreed that it was fine to upshift without the clutch. Not everyone agreed that downshifting was safe, however... I don't know, I'm just passing on information! 8)