Clutchless Gearshifting



  • To all the lads out there, damage occurs significantly quicker on any gearbox.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p09goXGd9Ro

    My DT gearbox is now rough as arse,



  • Hhmm, not really convinced.

    Since the output shaft is connected to the rear wheel and the rear wheel is actually still spinning at some crazy RPM it almost seems a moot point.

    Besides you don't keep the power on with a clutchless shift the idea is you shut the throttle off whilst you shift, ergo no torque to damage the gearbox.

    The same would be said if you used the clutch but kept the throttle wide open. You would damage the gearbox just as much if not more. You wouldn't shift with the clutch in throttle wide open, so why would you shift no clutch throttle wide open...



  • @Calum True, we all know what a clutch-less shift is.

    But the point is, a clutch-less shift is dependent on matching the speed of the next gear and no additional torque from the rear wheel into the output shaft.

    When this happens, the clutch-less shift works the same as just shifting with the clutch.

    The fact is, the clutch is better for consistently doing this going up the box, thus less wear over time,



  • I've never had a problem with it personally



  • I've been told to shift without the clutch on my bikes and Im tried , said no. Didnt liked it and its habit to pull that lever 😃



  • @Zrako When you haven't got a choice, i.e. clutch cable snap, I'm saying it's going to cause next to zero damage if done right.



  • @Calum aye , in emergency cases its something different than regular bipassing the clutch