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Old 04-15-2017, 06:34 AM   #21
Just enjoy the machine....
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I like to think of my clutch lever as a replacement for one of those squishy stress balls. Unless I'm caught in heavy traffic for long periods. The clutch can kinda suck then.
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Old 04-15-2017, 06:32 PM   #22
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I don't know about some of you folks. I really appreciate how easily the clutch on my FZ1 works. I can't recall even one motorcycle I've owned in 40 years, with a more easily operated clutch. Holding the clutch lever in for 10 minutes in heavy traffic, while waiting my turn to pass through the traffic light, is no problem at all.

That said, sometimes I do enjoy NOT using the clutch while upshifting, but mostly I use it.

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Old 04-15-2017, 08:22 PM   #23
Dumbass with a full PM inbox..
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Having had two Gen1s at the same time, I came to realize that the condition of the cable has a HUGE impact on the feel of the clutch lever.
'01 FZ1 set up for distance
'07 FZ1 set up for fun
(both in the *faster* blue)

Which would you prefer?
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Old 04-22-2017, 10:03 PM   #24
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That guy is total B.S.

If you blip the throttle it shifts like butter.

Good God, half the new RR bikes come with an auto throttle blipper that allows clutches shifts in both directions.

I have one on my 2015 R1 race bike. Hardly ever use the clutch once moving.

My 06 R1 has 68,000 miles with thousands of clutch-less up shifts, the 03 FZ1 had 87,000 miles with thousands of clutch-less up shifts, my 01 FZ has 37,000 miles with thousands of clutch-less up shifts, and non of them have had the second gear stutter problem.

He's off his bloody trolly.
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