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by hi-side
Wed Jul 09, 2008 6:10 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Clutch-Less Shifting, Final Answer??
Replies: 118
Views: 44508

Clutchless upshifts are used in racing. I do it on my street bike though too and if you know what you're doing its fine and there is no damage at all done. You still need a clutch to downshift, but a slipper clutch is much better. This like any other advanced skill takes practice and experience to g...
by hi-side
Sat Jul 05, 2008 6:00 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: putting my new chain on, how do i take some links out?
Replies: 3
Views: 924

dremel tool
by hi-side
Tue Jul 01, 2008 5:36 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Clutch-Less Shifting, Final Answer??
Replies: 118
Views: 44508

Can someone explain how you "match revs" without using the clutch? You slightly load the shifter with your foot, then when you just back off the throttle and the revs are matched with rear wheel speed, it slides into gear. But if you're currently in one gear, the RPMs are, literally, locked to a fi...
by hi-side
Mon Jun 30, 2008 7:59 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Clutch-Less Shifting, Final Answer??
Replies: 118
Views: 44508

it slides into gear. That's a good way of putting it. In a properly executed clutchless upshift, the gears are never forced in. The shifter is ever so slightly loaded and when the throttle is closed a smidgen, the upshift is so smooth and effortless, it's like as the gear is being sucked in by vacu...
by hi-side
Wed Jun 25, 2008 10:44 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Clutch-Less Shifting, Final Answer??
Replies: 118
Views: 44508

jonnythan wrote:Can someone explain how you "match revs" without using the clutch?
You slightly load the shifter with your foot, then when you just back off the throttle and the revs are matched with rear wheel speed, it slides into gear.
by hi-side
Wed Jun 25, 2008 8:42 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Clutch-Less Shifting, Final Answer??
Replies: 118
Views: 44508

HYPERR wrote:
hi-side wrote: If you know what you're doing, it is not a problem.
Which you obviously do, judging from the video. :thumbsup:
That was after 10 years of racing... I definitely had very messy on my first race bike, ate up the dogs in 4th thru 6th gears and it cost me a thousand bucks.
by hi-side
Mon Jun 23, 2008 4:37 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: 0 Down and that per month!
Replies: 3
Views: 1900

When they throw out payments like $0 down and $100/Mo for 3 years... the fine print shows the remainder after that - its just back end loaded... they could say $8k for one month with zero down, or $8k down with $0 payments for 60 months, etc. There are a bazillion different ways to finance or spread...
by hi-side
Mon Jun 23, 2008 11:33 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Clutch-Less Shifting, Final Answer??
Replies: 118
Views: 44508

Here's a video from my race bike, using an electric shifter for the upshifts (clutchless - it cuts the sparks for milliseconds for the shift). I used to do the same without the clutch manually. This is on a race bike, not a street bike, and after 2 years of racing this bike my transmission was clean...
by hi-side
Wed Jun 04, 2008 7:10 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: German main dish with a side of Italian...
Replies: 10
Views: 2251

Well as investments go both the car and the bike are depreciating assets, while the education is still an appreciating asset. :mrgreen:
by hi-side
Tue Jun 03, 2008 1:38 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: German main dish with a side of Italian...
Replies: 10
Views: 2251

I went back to school at 28 and finished my undergrad in finance, then went straight into the MBA program. Best time and money I ever spent.
by hi-side
Tue Jun 03, 2008 7:09 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: German main dish with a side of Italian...
Replies: 10
Views: 2251

Those are my toys... 2002 911 4S, 2007 Aprilia Tuono Factory, its a Honda Pilot in the background, you can't see my wife"s 08 mustang on the other side of the Pilot or my truck that doesn't have room in the garage.
by hi-side
Fri May 30, 2008 9:18 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Nekkid Baby....
Replies: 3
Views: 1254

Nekkid Baby....

Picking up an Aprilia Tuono Factory tomorrow. It had Pirelli's on it and I just couldn't do Pirellis. They're swapping to Dunlops and she's mine tomorrow. :shock:

If the street doesnt work out, back to racing with MOTO-ST :wink:
by hi-side
Wed Mar 19, 2008 8:11 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: sprocket problems?
Replies: 8
Views: 2221

A good sprocket and chain set is ~$200, and with 2 hours of labor at $60-75 per hour, with tax, $350 is about right. You can do it yourself as described here for the cost of the parts. I could change both sprockets and chain in about 30 minutes on my race bike. A dremel tool is handy to get the OEM...
by hi-side
Wed Mar 19, 2008 2:57 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: sprocket problems?
Replies: 8
Views: 2221

A good sprocket and chain set is ~$200, and with 2 hours of labor at $60-75 per hour, with tax, $350 is about right. You can do it yourself as described here for the cost of the parts. I could change both sprockets and chain in about 30 minutes on my race bike. A dremel tool is handy to get the OEM ...
by hi-side
Sun Dec 23, 2007 7:49 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Gixxer 600 or CBR600RR
Replies: 10
Views: 3618

So do I, which is why I race in the lightweight categories. :mrgreen: I actually learned how to ride on my '00 ZX6R so one could say I'm the pot calling the kettle black, but once I got more experience I found out how there was much more to be learned on a lightweight. That's why I picked up an EX5...
by hi-side
Sat Dec 01, 2007 8:58 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Beginners Countersteering Article Problems
Replies: 27
Views: 8980

Ugh, you're thinking about it too much. Keith Code used to tell people that if you truly understand it, you can break it down to the simplest terms... in this case, that would be

push right, go right... more than that and you're over-thinking it :mrgreen:
by hi-side
Mon Nov 26, 2007 9:09 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Right way vs wrong way of turning
Replies: 23
Views: 5086

Well I sold my race bike but if you're local, I'd be more than willing to come out to the track and work with you for free. After I left the superbike school, I worked for both local track orgs in Phoenix basically giving free lessons and tips to whoever signed up for the track day. Oh and I'm in D...
by hi-side
Mon Nov 26, 2007 4:28 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Right way vs wrong way of turning
Replies: 23
Views: 5086

Well I sold my race bike but if you're local, I'd be more than willing to come out to the track and work with you for free. After I left the superbike school, I worked for both local track orgs in Phoenix basically giving free lessons and tips to whoever signed up for the track day. Oh and I'm in Da...
by hi-side
Sun Nov 25, 2007 11:45 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Right way vs wrong way of turning
Replies: 23
Views: 5086

SHADOW1100T said ever wonder why the Big Dogs get way to the inside of there bike when in a turn at 120+mph, Say what 120mph on the Big Dog NO WAY! Most of the roads (if you can call them that) are barely passable at slow speeds. The only place that you can even hit 60 is some of the paved legs bet...