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Perfect Speed of Gear Shifting

18602 Views 24 Replies 17 Participants Last post by  Rusty Shackleford
Just for curiosity plz post at what speed you ppl shift gears upwards..:p
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I just shift up when it feels right, rarely wring it out beyond 9k tho.

The bigger question is when to shift down, especially if hard on the brakes into a corner. Even with ABS I've had it step out from a compression lock-up quite a few times, so I'm pretty conscious to lean on the front brake, use the rear to balance the bike only and shift down late.

I remember reading about blipping the throttle on downshifts and while I can heel'n'toe pretty well in a car, I don't get how that works on a bike when you have to squeeze a lever and twist your wrist with the same hand. Any advice?
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