GSXR 750 Shifting... 1 up, 5 down... or 1 down, 5 up?

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  1. Fewski

    Fewski New Member

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    For a 750 Suzuki GSXR, is it 1 up, 5 down... or 1 down, 5 up?

    I can't seem to get it in neutral. argh.

    thanks
     
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    1 down, 5 up.

    neutral is a bit tricky til you get used to where it is. i find learning it with a stiff shoe (IE a hard toed boot) first makes it easier. then once ive got the feel for it, i have no problem with a soft toe (sneaker)
     
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    this will not end well.
     
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    Just not going to say anything :rofl:
     
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    3 up, 2 down, 5 left, and 7 backwards.
    I recommend switching the rear brake and the shifter, and giving it to your friends. Watch their surprise. lol
     
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    yup
     
  8. Morgan06

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    Cereally, finding neutral is easier when moving than at a stop.

    and :ugh: x11ty
     
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    my bike won't go into neutral if I'm going more than about 5mph. at a stop it basically falls into neutral with no problem.
     
  10. squid

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    Could be either, some people change it around.

    Sell it, buy a Ninja 250.
     
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    Are you saying my bike is brokened? :noes:

    Maybe not more than 5MPH, but I do notice that if I find N just prior to a full stop it's easier. If at full stop I may/may not have to roll the bike back and forth a few inches.
     
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    Don't know a typical shift pattern
    Can't find neutral
    Now deep down inside you really have to ask your self "should i really be on a 750?"
     
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    nope, could just be different manufacturer / gearbox. I'm sure ours weren't made by the same people :rofl:

    at full stop I can mash down 2/3/4 times and it ends up in neutral. if I'm moving and mash down the exact same way it ends up in first.
     
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    and don't know how to even figure it out. that's what scares me.

    he knows first it's either all the way up or down. get on it, mash it all the way down, let the clutch out a little and see. then pull the shifter all the way up, let the clutch out a little and see.

    if he can't figure out which is 1st and which is 5th then I'd pay to put a camera on his buddy's bike and follow him on his first ride just so I'd have video of the crash.
     
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    theres also that huge possibility that maybe, just maybe, its his buddies bike, and hes learning to ride that? just throwing that out there.
     
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    ok you're right, it might be.

    but if it is then there's a much more logical place to go to get the answer to this question. and nothing you said discounts anything I said. he should be able to figure out which is first in less than 20 seconds or he should park it and never ride again.
     
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    If that were the case the "buddy" would / should be teaching the guy to ride it rather than just dropping it off and saying "have at it". He doesn't have a clue and doesn't have anyone teaching him either, makes no difference if it's his or not :wtc:

    Dibs on track bike?
     
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    Bro...

    http://www.msf-usa.org/

    Take it, learn it, love it. Better to learn the skills before you get on such a fast bike.
     
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    How many bikes out there actually require you to push down to shift up?
     
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    Lots of people flip the linkage over to do this.
     
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    Mine does, but i changed it myself
     
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    why?
     
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    Easier to push down than up I guess.
    I prefer up
     
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    Trying to link your boot under a shifter to go up a gear mid-corner (when you have the least clearance) is annoying as fark. A boot touching could grab, or worse yet act as a fulcrum and lever your rear end in the air.

    Some people say it feels more natural as well. When I first started riding I thought standard shifting felt completely backwards, but after years of habit-forming I get fucked up if I try to ride a GP shift bike.
     

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