I think the idea is that, in a racing situation, it is quicker to change up a gear by pressing the shifter peddle down than having to hook it up. Y'see, the old Brit bikes had something right, then along came the Japs and turned it upside down :rolling:Mmmmm ... sorry ... can someone explain the benefits of 'reverse - shift' & is it worth doing ? What do you gain from it ?
Ta very much
Tut tut, Paul, I thought the speed limit in California was 55mph :rolling: . Dunno what you were up to on the street to get in that situation - with the fat torque spread of the CR you must have been in the wrong gear to start with, I reckon :doh: - only jokin' .When going through a left hand turn in racing with the narrower power bands the rider needs to hook the next gear. All he does is push down from third to fourth for example.
With the normal way round he will not get his foot under the lever to select the gear as it is so close to the ground. I have experienced this on my CR on the street.
You are 100% right there. Wrong gear for the bend it was a hairpin180 on the mountain. I am still trying to learn the road. (remember which bend comes up next and how sharp it is.T - with the fat torque spread of the CR you must have been in the wrong gear to start with, I reckon :doh: - only jokin'
I'll stick with my view that it's not much advantage on the road, esp. with our torquey Nellis, but, having said that, track day fiends may find it helpful :clap: . Except, that English tracks don't have enough left-handers to worry about - Mallory Park, Thruxton, Snetterton, Castle Coombe......
Everything I've owned since 1983 has been set up for reverse shifting. It comes from 5 years of racing. I have the opposite problem you have Errol. I have to think when I ride someone elses bike. People have been shifting that way(Racing) since the 60's. Back in the day of no ground clearance, it was essential. Today, they replaced the no ground clearance problem with extreme lean angles. If I remember right, Kevin Schwantz is the ONLY rider to win a world championship with the standard girly street shift patern:bow:Mate, I changed mine to reverse shift about 2 years ago. Only now is it becoming instinctive. When under pressure, I found myself going the wrong way, realising my error as I started to engage the clutch, then re-selecting.
Of course, I'm an old dog. Learning a new trick took me a while.
I changed it because I've been in left handers, unable to power out because I needed the next gear, but couldn't get my toe between the road & the lever. (You don't have the same problem entering a left hander, with reverse shift, because you select the lower gear before you tip in.)