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when do you use your clutch

  • always use my clutch every gear...

    Votes: 95 70.4%
  • only use my clutch first and reverse

    Votes: 12 8.9%
  • only some of the time

    Votes: 24 17.8%
  • only first and to down shift

    Votes: 4 3.0%
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I always use my clutch, except in an emergency!
 

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Always use it. Maybe out of habit. Also I feel guilty not using it, like I am hurting the xx.
 

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Always use my clutch, maybe that's why I don't go no where LMAO!!

Have used the clutch ever since I learned to ride, once in awhile I might hit the shifter without using the clutch and it changes my gear but that's rare.

Some people do use it only to start rolling then they just shift gears without the clutch, they just roll back the throttle but again I had a friend that used to drag race and he would use it to start rolling then would just shift keeping the throttle wide open, pretty sure after each race he would check his gears for wear and tear.
 

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I use the clutch most of the time. A lot of the time when just cruising I just shift. Didn't vote because there is no option for most of the time/sometimes. Same on my motorcycles. Under hard accel I use the clutch because a screw up under full power may cost me some cash and garage time. I know it is faster in a race to not use the clutch, but I would rather lose and be riding the next day than win and spend the next day(s) fixing what I broke.
 

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If it has a clutch and a stock tranny I use the clutch when shifting. If the tranny has been "proshifted" then you dont have to use the clutch to shift up but you cannot let off the gas without pulling in the clutch or youl jam up the shift forks. Its a drag only mod.
 

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I use the clutch most of the time, and I'd like to think I have very quick reflexes and it would be fairly close if I were timed btwn using the clutch and not if I have to shift in a hurry. The only time when I dont use the clutch is when I am doing distance wheelies with anything, and I always use it going from first to second. I don't want to be that A-hole that hits his rev limiter and have the machine go from 1st to neutral. But to also look at it, a lot of PRO TRUCK (tractor trailer) drivers and even small pick-up diesel drivers hardly use their clutches as well. IDK, I like my toys to be nice, so I treat them how I'd like a lady to treat me most of the time.
 

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Always use clutch also, don't wanna replace broken parts constantly and broken tranny parts can get expensive. I want my XX to live longer.
 

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Always use clutch also, don't wanna replace broken parts constantly and broken tranny parts can get expensive. I want my XX to live longer.
If you properly shift without the clutch you will not harm the transmission. It can be broken just as easily with the clutch as without.
 

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I use the clutch most of the time, and I'd like to think I have very quick reflexes and it would be fairly close if I were timed btwn using the clutch and not if I have to shift in a hurry. The only time when I dont use the clutch is when I am doing distance wheelies with anything, and I always use it going from first to second. I don't want to be that A-hole that hits his rev limiter and have the machine go from 1st to neutral. But to also look at it, a lot of PRO TRUCK (tractor trailer) drivers and even small pick-up diesel drivers hardly use their clutches as well. IDK, I like my toys to be nice, so I treat them how I'd like a lady to treat me most of the time.

The reason the truck drivers don't clutch is the transmissions on the large trucks do not have srychroniziers in the transmissions, smaller transmissions do have including the 700xx also the engines on the trucks are slower to rev up and down due to the larger sizes and therefore you can shift without a clutch once again I say use the clutch and save the tranny,:eek:hno:
 

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Thats a large statement to make. Ive never heard of anyone having to replace shiftforks or gears because they didnt know how to use a clutch. It was because they didnt use the clutch.
 
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