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Background The Ducati transmission type is a constant mesh sequential. There is a ride by wire system that controls the the throttle butterfly's. Ride by wire is necessary in order for the ECU to regulate power based upon various maps the rider can select. Process The clutchless downshift is similar to the clutchless upshift in that it is essentially ...


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It sounds like the 1-2 and 2-3 (A/B) shift solenoids are continuing to be energized or are stuck in the on position. According to the 1994 Camaro/Firebird Service Manual (pg 7A-14A-6): The PCM energizes each solenoid by grounding it through an internal quad driver. This sends current through the coil winding in the solenoid and moves the interal plunger ...


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Chilljeet has a good answer, but it's also partially a safety thing. When you're slowing down to a stop, you're clicking down in the gears until you can't click down anymore. If the bottom gear was neutral, you're a sitting duck until you can get back in gear if someone is coming up behind you at a high speed. You need to be in gear and able to react ...


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Look at it this way, the sequence is indeed linear - 1-2-3-4 and so on, with the neutral sitting in-between 1st and 2nd gear. Which means, to shift to neutral from 1st gear (or down from second), one has to gently nudge the shifter into neutral, else it would directly jump to 2nd gear. This is desire-able as one generally doesn't need to shift to neutral ...



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