High-G FJR Junkie!
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Australia No fixed address
A couple of days ago I went out house hunting on the bike. The owner of the house that I presently rent has sold it out from under me, and the new owners are going to knock it down and build units.
Anyway, after a couple of hours ducking in and out, and round and round, the suburbs, I had made a few thousand gear changes and my clutch hand and forearm were in agony. I thought, I would pay a lot of money for a clutchless shift right about now.
Also, in a race or drag situation, I'm sure the automatic gear change would be a lot faster than manual changes. But the thing that worries me is towing the trailer, how would the automatic handle taking off with a heavy load where lots of revs and clutch feathering may be required?