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I just got rid of my gixxer for an 04 doubleR, and when I down shift, as soon as I let go of the clutch, the rear wheel skids for a split second. this is the same bike I was taught to ride on bout 2 years ago and didnt do it then. does anyone know what this could be?
 

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none of the 600rr's have slipper clutches.. so unless you rev match its gonna do that in the higher rpms. And the only explanation I have for the other bike not doing it is either it had an aftermarket slipper in it, or a beat to **** clutch.
 

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Make sure you give it a little throttle when you let go of the clutch, make sure the clutch is properly adjusted, and make sure the chain tension is right.
 

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Make sure you give it a little throttle when you let go of the clutch, make sure the clutch is properly adjusted, and make sure the chain tension is right.
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if you're having a bit of trouble up-shifting, or if it feels like you have to put more effort than needed, then maybe the pinch clamp for the shift-rod may be off by a tooth.
 

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Also check that the rear tire is not over inflated as this will also contribute to rear wheel slippage.
 

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You really should learn to blip the throttle. It not only is better for more stable downshifts, but it also sounds cool! I can't believe I rode around for over a year with no idea how to do it.
 

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When street riding, I don't downshift till my motor is like 3K RPMs. So even if I do a really slow downshift where my engine slows all the way to idle, Letting the clutch out doesn't caust the tire to skid. Also, I never use first gear to engine brake. I'll shift down to second then to neutral and use the brakes only from there.
 

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blimp/revmatch when you downshift. When you're under heavy braking and downshifting at the same time you're still going to get the chatter/lockup. I see it all the time at the track when the fast guys are going to a hairpin turn after a long straight you can see the rear get slippery before they turn the bike in. pretty badass looking, but probably scary if you're not used to it.
 

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hehe... rev-match it man. Then after you get good (should take 5 minutes.) Learn to downshift while braking AND rev-matching! Very useful skills to learn!
 

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I usually don't rev match unless I'm above 7K rpms. Anything below that, and I just ease the clutch out. Of course..this might entirely change once I have the opportunity to take her to the track...

One thing I have noticed is how much less you need to blip on this bike vs a vtwin. It's amazing how little engine braking there is.
 
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