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Was messing around changing oil and the like and thought I'd swap my gear selector around ( 1st-up 2nd-6th down)
Admittedly i staunched this idea off Crazylegs (formerly Ghost250) as he was telling me about it at Syd service day.
Figured I'd get some opinions from anyone who may have done it.
eg. How it probably promotes terrible riding habits/ isnt good for your gear box/ your a tool for even trying it.
 

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I really prefer it. Can't stand riding noob shift bikes.
 

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im guessing you would slip out of gear a little less? pressing down on the lever is probably more assertive than clicking it up.
 

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yep, thats why i do it, i was getting pretty lazy with it the normal way, so this makes it heaps easier for me anyway. for some reason its also easier for me to keep track what gear im in.

try it you can always change it back.
 

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yeah on a mc22, and most older bikes, new ones im not so sure about.
hmm i cant seem to think of an easy way of explaining it, have a look at where you gear lever connects to the gearbox, i cant remember if the bolt sits above or below the actual selector thingy, either way swap it around, 2 minute job. just gotta make sure before you tighten it all back up that your gear lever wont foul on the rearset (this had me stumped for a few minutes), also you should check to see where you set it is gonna b confortable before you tighten everything up as this was also a pain in the ass doing it over and over again.

pretty shit description i know but just have a look you'll work it out once you see what im talking about ;)
 

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crazylegs said:
yeah on a mc22, and most older bikes, new ones im not so sure about.
hmm i cant seem to think of an easy way of explaining it, have a look at where you gear lever connects to the gearbox, i cant remember if the bolt sits above or below the actual selector thingy, either way swap it around, 2 minute job. just gotta make sure before you tighten it all back up that your gear lever wont foul on the rearset (this had me stumped for a few minutes), also you should check to see where you set it is gonna b confortable before you tighten everything up as this was also a pain in the ass doing it over and over again.

pretty shit description i know but just have a look you'll work it out once you see what im talking about ;)
It made sense to me! i've thought about doing this before...might give it a crack today...
 

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I've done it on one of my bikes for years. It makes for a more positive upshift. The only problem is if you have more than one bike and they are not all the same shift pattern. Expect some missed shifts.
 

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Each to their own i guess. I did it by mistake when i was putting on adjustable rearsets. It gave me the shits and i was always stopping to pause to think which way to shift. To be honnest i didnt give it much of a chance and only rode for 20 mins before i turned around and changed it back to normal.
Give it a go and see how you like it but dont be suprised if you change it back.[hr]
Also i found selecting neutral almost impossible, but this could have been due to getting used to new rearsets plus new shift pattern combined.
 

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raskol said:
Red lined in 5th then change down instead of up - might hurt.
Been there. Done that. At about 200 clicks on someone else's R6 too :/

In the last two weeks I've ridden a shitton of bikes, and no two in a row had the same shift pattern. My brain doesn't know wtf is going on any more.
 

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Unless you've got a valid reason to do it, I wouldn't. There's absolutely nothing wrong with setting up reverse shift mechanically speaking, but if you ever want to ride someone else's bike or have someone ride yours, it's dangerous, especially the transition when you're getting used to it.

Instinct is trained through repetition, no matter how conscious you are of the swap, during the transition when the shit hits the fan on the road you'll revert back to instinct and shift the wrong way. It happened to me, massive compression lock at a time when I needed go, got away with it, but left me with undies resembling Ontik's (except being man sized :blush:).

Justin.
 

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my experience.. i only did it to begin with for the track. there is time to be made with faster shifts when you have race pattern. I left it the same on the road because its easier to get used to it. That said i left standard shift on the dirt bike as its actually better that way (need to drop a gear in a hurry more often than not).

now that i am used to race shift i have no issues with going between race and standard shift. even after a 6-8 week break off the dirt bike i can still go back to standard shift no probs. its just a matter of getting used to it.

that said.. unless you have a reason to do it.. leave it.. on the road it makes little diff so why mess with something just for the sake of it.
 

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It will put more stress on your gear lever also. I remember Mitch kicking the shift lever off his r6 at EC a while ago. It's going to be taking way more abuse being stood on for 5 changes every cycle as opposed to just one (for 1st std.)
 

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MatchTheClown said:
It will put more stress on your gear lever also. I remember Mitch kicking the shift lever off his r6 at EC a while ago. It's going to be taking way more abuse being stood on for 5 changes every cycle as opposed to just one (for 1st std.)
Ermm, whaaa? I don't get it? If you change from 1st through to 6th, you'll have to go 6th back to 1st?

Justin.
 

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sir.b said:
MatchTheClown said:
It will put more stress on your gear lever also. I remember Mitch kicking the shift lever off his r6 at EC a while ago. It's going to be taking way more abuse being stood on for 5 changes every cycle as opposed to just one (for 1st std.)
Ermm, whaaa? I don't get it? If you change from 1st through to 6th, you'll have to go 6th back to 1st?

Justin.
Haha good point. I'm sure my post made sense to me when I made it.

Nothing to see her, move along.... +1
 

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LOL, been driving H-pattern lately Match? :)

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MatchTheClown said:
It will put more stress on your gear lever also. I remember Mitch kicking the shift lever off his r6 at EC a while ago. It's going to be taking way more abuse being stood on for 5 changes every cycle as opposed to just one (for 1st std.)
 

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at first i was like wtf, but then i lol'd
 
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