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Offline ktcb500xoc

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gear box
on: September 27, 2020, 07:03:48 AM
I just got my newly old 2013 cb500x. does the job perfectly for city commute and long distance. I notice the gear is very smooth comparing with my other sports bike(cbr650 and r3). on down shifts, I just slipped the gear in by letting of the clutch slowly. I don't feel the need to blip. is this a good or bad thing? and im not sure how the throttle would even respond to a blip. please tell me if I am doing wrong. I would love for this bike to last for a while without servicing the gearbox.
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Re: gear box
Reply #1 on: September 27, 2020, 08:38:06 AM
It's a nice smooth gearbox, and you don't need to blip the throttle if you don't want to!  :152:
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Re: gear box
Reply #2 on: September 27, 2020, 08:41:53 AM
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Re: gear box
Reply #3 on: September 27, 2020, 09:10:56 AM
It depends - if you downshifts on higher RPMs it's a good idea as it produce less wear on gear dogs. On lower RPMs or near idle it doesn't matter - if there is no loud clonk on downshift then it's OK.

 



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