Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: coogee beach australia
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mate, the good news is that not only will the bike
improve with use, but you will improve your riding skills
with time and repetition of he various skills..
without jumping ahead,, think of any, skill.. you name it..
with repetition alone, there must come efficiency..
efficiency includes relative speed, smoothness,
flow of technique and ease of application..
i find that starting with selecting neutral from 1st or second
parked, at idle etc, is best achieved with gentle tap[s]..
when changing gears you need only a short [thus fast]
smooth in and let-out of the clutch, timed with throttle..
so even if you start out pulling the clutch in a fair way
and fairly slowly changing gears etc, so long as you allow
yourself to continue improving with repetition, and mistakes,
which while not necessary, should be learning experiences,
you shifting will continue to become smoother easier
and better and more efficient..
just as if you throttle off in any gear, you will slow down,
so when upshifting you should be throttling on..
you can practice this by for eg, clutch in plus
throttle up while clutch in, release clutch with higher
revs, for more acceleration or at least maintain speed..
you will want to do this quickly with a handfull of throttle
if say taking off from the lights with someone up your arse
'playing games' with you.. cbr250r will lift front wheel
a little, under control, when you give it some this way..
the idea is to not, lift wheels, but to experience
and learn from, the different techniques of
changing gear for various purposes
practice makes perfect..