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Floating your bike

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I was tought when I was really young to float a car, but I had the idea today to learn to float my bike! So I tried it, and I can float it around 5,200 rpm. Is this bad to do on a bike?

FYI- Floating is when the gears on the transmission and engine line up so you can shift w/o having to use a clutch.

My bike is an 05 ZX-6R
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wgc_3 said:
Here is the weird part, I can do it at three diffent RPM around 4,800, 5,200 and 6,000 shouldn't it only be once?

Also when I do it the bike jumps a little when I do it in a car it is smooth, when you float does your bike give you a slight jerk?
ummmmm we have a clutch for a reason.....maybe for upshifting but dont use it to down shift
Earlzach said:
Unless your really good "like me" you certainly want your clutch to down shift. It is a little more throttle controll demanding to downshift. Up shift is easy roll off gas, lift toe all at once. Downshift requires speed and rpm to match the lower gear it takes time and a good ear to perform this without looking a fool. :2cents:
yeah i know it is hard to do it to down shift
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