Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: coogee beach australia
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agree on general upshifting as members note..
in general riding my clutch lever movement
is more or less next to nothing, just a 'flicker'
of front 2 or three finger knuckles..
[together with a light off-on of throttle]
not a conscious thing, rather i assume
from countless repetitions of the action
[much like typing now, fingers just to it]
together with similar coordination between
finger and toe with with slight support thru
related foot/hand movement..
slight toe pressure just before up movement starts
is also not unusual, esp with countless repetitions
making it one seamless coordinated action..
as for failing to change with repeated movements
clutch lever in,, the two factors you mention
[adjusting shifter and unknown state of oil]
could be responsible or tipping the scales..
if it sticks in gear [wont upshift clutch in]
change the dynamics flowing thru the system
by [eg] accelerating in that gear then changing,
and/or giving it a good 'blip' [as for engine braking etc]
as you change together with a light movement..
theres also bio-mechanics involved, how your toes/foot/
ankle etc move the lever.. another reason for checking
using another rider to compare [esp one after another]
otherwise as members logically advise..