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Jul 18th 2019, 03:27 AM   #16
 MMcN49's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Small Island Surrounded by Puget Sound

  07 Buell XB12STT, (Two) 12 Suzuki DR650 SE 72BMWR75/5 KIA @ 243K
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I have a CVT in my Subie and love it.....embrace the slush
Those tranny's are great but expensive to repair if they break down. Doing any and all required maintenance on time is important to keep them going for the long haul.
Jul 18th 2019, 03:18 PM   #17
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  Jan 2016
  SeaTac

I owned an 80’s 100/7 BMW motorcycle. THEY are expensive to repair.
Jul 18th 2019, 03:22 PM   #18
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  Jan 2016
  SeaTac

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Originally Posted by WarpShatner7
But tiptronic-like transmissions can be fun, though the ability to direct-select a gear nonsequentially is preferable; e.g. going from 4th to 2nd through a turn. You can't really do that without a clutch.
I thought you could just paddle click manually twice to do that? Maybe I am thinking of the DCT.
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Jul 18th 2019, 04:41 PM   #19
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  Jan 2016
  Garden Home

  2012 Versys...'83 BMW R80 RT...Suzuki GS 450t
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Originally Posted by WarpShatner7
I've never liked cars with slushboxes, and never owned one.
going from 4th to 2nd through a turn. You can't really do that without a clutch.
I "used to" totally agree on slush boxes and only the wife's cars has had them...today's modern slush box..in cars at least..can shift faster and better than you can with a clutch from 4th to 2nd or any other gear selection..even in through a turn...even better they can have 8 or even more gear selections...today's slush boxes also don't have the parasitic loses of those in the days when they earned their name slush box...if my wrist gives out I'll gladly rock one..though I'd surely try a quick-shift kit first...
Jul 18th 2019, 04:49 PM   #20
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  Jan 2016
  Garden Home

  2012 Versys...'83 BMW R80 RT...Suzuki GS 450t
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Originally Posted by Parilla125
I owned an 80ís 100/7 BMW motorcycle. THEY are expensive to repair.
I own a 80's 80/7 BMW...it needed repair when I got it and what I couldn't do myself was expensive..but not anymore than any other work that I've had to pay for on other bikes...now that it's fixed it doesn't cost a lot as long as I do the maintenance...
I did over hear my mechanics secretary talking to a guy on the phone..getting his transmission repaired...she was letting him know they had reached his "limit" of $1900...first gear (from Germany) was $150..it's bushing $50 bucks...she has a lot of those calls...
Jul 19th 2019, 11:47 AM   #21
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  Apr 2018
  Tri-cities

  Yamaha 650
I take the Will Rogers approach on bikes, haven't met one I didn't like. The only slush box I have done was a Yamaha Chappy, like an old worn out Power Glide but still super fun, and I could've cared less what anyone thought of what I was riding....because I was riding.
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Jul 19th 2019, 12:35 PM   #22
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  Jan 2016
  Muklilteo, WA

  Suzuki DL1000, Honda XR650R, KTM 250 XC-W
I don't like regular automatics (torque converter type), but a DCT sounds great! I have been running Rekluse auto clutches since 2002 and think they are the greatest aftermarket accessory available. I have them in all my bikes including my Vstrom 1000.
I do still like to shift myself, except maybe in traffic?

I don't find the auto clutch that much of an advantage on the street, but the nastier the off road situation you are in, the better they are! No stalls, perfect engagement every time and you're never in the wrong gear. It will pull away from a stop in top gear, but it is a little hard on the plates. But if ridden normally, the clutch and rear tire last longer!

And the left hand rear brake is even better!
Jul 19th 2019, 03:46 PM   #23
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  Jan 2016
  SeaTac

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Originally Posted by PeteN95
I don't like regular automatics (torque converter type), but a DCT sounds great! I have been running Rekluse auto clutches since 2002 and think they are the greatest aftermarket accessory available. I have them in all my bikes including my Vstrom 1000.
I do still like to shift myself, except maybe in traffic?

I don't find the auto clutch that much of an advantage on the street, but the nastier the off road situation you are in, the better they are! No stalls, perfect engagement every time and you're never in the wrong gear. It will pull away from a stop in top gear, but it is a little hard on the plates. But if ridden normally, the clutch and rear tire last longer!

And the left hand rear brake is even better!
I did not see that Rekluse made a clutch for the Strom when I was looking for mine.
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