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Old 04-21-2002, 01:47 PM   #1
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Sup all, question - Can I shift from any gear to neutral without using the clutch? does this do any damage to the transmission if done too much? or it doesnt do any harm ?
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Old 04-21-2002, 03:11 PM   #2
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If you're accelerating or decelerating, the gears will be pushing against each other, making it hard to move the lever out of an in-gear position. However, if you blip the throttle just right, the lever will pop out of gear easily. This is the proper way to do it without using the clutch, otherwise you'll be using unnecessary force to pull it out of gear, and you could be wearing down the gear teeth at the same time.
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