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Yes, it’s all true. Well, it kind of depends on your bike. Some motorcycles with great big flywheels and big gears, like many Harleys and some BMW Boxers, need the clutch – or at least a little clutch – for nearly every shift. Most sportbikes only need you to use the clutch to pull away from stops and for the shift from first to second gear.

At slow, around-town speeds, we mostly use at least a little clutch to shift anyway; you don’t need to pull the lever all the way in every time you use it. But if you’re steadily accelerating, and especially at WOT (wide open throttle), you’ll find that after second gear, if you roll the throttle closed just enough to unload the driveline, for just a split second, with your toe pressing on the lever, then third gear will slip right in without using the clutch at all. Fourth, 5th and 6th will slip in even easier since the gaps between them are increasingly smaller. Done smoothly, it’s no harder on your gearbox than using the clutch.
Read more about Ask MO Anything: Is Clutchless Shifting Bad For My Transmission? at Motorcycle.com.
 

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It sure is not going to improve the transmission. The clutch was put there for a reason,otherwise manufacturers would drop them in a milli-second to save a couple of bucks. I never found using a clutch to be that big of a hassle. They do make bikes with automatics for those with the desire.

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Another "Lets trot out another red herring." thread.

I wouldn't ask MO Jack Squat because it's obvious he's a TROLL!
 

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Next up --- Marvel Mystery Oil vs Wesson: which is best for YOUR crankcase?
 

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I have always shifted my 'ol 87 without using clutch..
Flywheelllll used to shift 5 on 4 transmissions and 15 speed road rangers without clutch as well.
MMO is best for air tool lube imho.
 
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