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"Shifting" refers to the act of cycling through different sized gears in a transmission with the goal of maintaining the engine's optimum power output while the vehicle is accelerating. Shifting gears is a manual process when the vehicle is equipped with a manual transmission. Automatic transmissions shift gears automatically and attempt to optimize engine performance

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I'm going to expand on rpmerf's answer, where he has disambiguated between Heel and toe and clutchless shifting. I'l briefly explain the driving technique only to better illustrate what it hopes to … . Clutchless shifting can be done in CONSTANT MESH GEARBOX with dog gears both up and down. It helps if the shifting mechanism is SEQUENTIAL and the rotational inertia of the transmission is low. Though, all that's another topic. …
answered Apr 20 '16 by chilljeet
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If the engine had a gear position sensor or you were considering installing one, i'd assume you wouldn't be asking this question. Anyhow, still , if you can install one, that'd be your easiest option, …
answered Mar 13 '16 by chilljeet
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This is with respect to non synchromesh, sequential transmission. Ducati along with several after market systems, implement clutchless downshifts by automatically applying a slight throttle to unload …
asked Apr 14 '15 by chilljeet
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, accidentally shifting to neutral while in motion can be understandably unsafe. One of the advantages of sequential transmission is that one only has to think in terms of shifting up or down. I personally tend to …
answered Mar 23 '15 by chilljeet