05-28-2012, 06:16 PM
Joined: Apr 2009
From: Renton, WA
I Ride: 05 KTM450SMR, 04 YZF250 and one bad ass Truck hehe
Originally Posted by jnicola
I couldn't see if you were doing this in the video or not, but I saw some advice in an MX column about not needing to clutch on the downshifting as the transmission isn't under much load... which I thought was odd and I was puzzled coming from street bikes where clutching and blipping is essential.
Anyways, I tried it out riding the MX track and have been using it a ton ever since. It downshifts pretty buttery without the clutch coming into berms and what not.
Not sure if that has any practical application in sumo, but I figured I'd share what I read
Doesn't work for Sumo as you need to go from 6th to 3rd or 5th to 2nd all at once