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Well, a lot of motorcycles (most) have integrated transmissions.... so it's not such a crazy statement.

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>I bet that Edstrom guy has actually been shifting for him and
>that Travis just runs the pedals....
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huh? please 'splain?

I had to shift my KTM. I am confident Travis has to shift almost constantly on a Supercross course...

edit- unless of course you are saying that you dont need to clutch on shifts on late model dirt bikes, which is true.

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Feel free to continue debating, but I saw this same quote elsewhere on the web and it made a lot more sense with the word "sequential" in front of "gearbox".

The 997 Porches they use in the Michelin Supercup have new sequential gearboxes that Pastrana was not accustomed to using.
 

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most bikes don't have "gearboxes" per say... they have integrated transmissions... Ie, you can't just remove the "gearbox", you remove the entire engine/transmission assembly.

There is a box-like cavity with gears in it, I guess, but it's not like a "gearbox" on a car that can be dropped seperately. Regardless, you've already read too far into my statement.
 

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>Feel free to continue debating, but I saw this same quote
>elsewhere on the web and it made a lot more sense with the
>word "sequential" in front of "gearbox".
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>The 997 Porches they use in the Michelin Supercup have new
>sequential gearboxes that Pastrana was not accustomed to
>using.
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Actually, it makes even less sense since every motorcycle I've ever ridden has had a sequential gearbox. He must have meant it was the first car he had ever driven with a sequential gearbox. Or the first time he was shifting one with his hand!

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>>Feel free to continue debating, but I saw this same quote
>>elsewhere on the web and it made a lot more sense with the
>>word "sequential" in front of "gearbox".
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>>The 997 Porches they use in the Michelin Supercup have new
>>sequential gearboxes that Pastrana was not accustomed to
>>using.
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>Actually, it makes even less sense since every motorcycle I've
>ever ridden has had a sequential gearbox. He must have meant
>it was the first car he had ever driven with a sequential
>gearbox. Or the first time he was shifting one with his
>hand!
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If any of these car-boys ever gets to look inside a real car sequential box and a little sweet motorcycle box side by side I think they will #### the bed: same stuff different size.

The first car sequential box I got to peek in was Mike Quaiffes personal rally cross Ford Escort 4x4 prototype and the complaint he had was the same as I always joke : you have to grope around and FIND the gearstick somewhere inside a dark and crashing about car, and then try and figure out some esoteric puzzle just to select a gear. Amazing anybody ever manages to actually get a gear, and no wonder most of the current crop of US so called "Pro" Sububitchy and Mistuburu guys take 1 to 2 seconds to change gears.
Quaiffe was a bike guy and just thought the floor shift junk was silly and slow.
That was at least 14 years ago, shame thast car junk is always 30-35+ years behind bike stuff in sophistication, design and nearly never approaches bike performance.

Oh, and any bike trans going all the way back to the 1956 Triumph I had one can all be shifted quite easily with no clutch, although that is much slower than full throttle clutch shifts. Clutchless shift nearly always call for a blip of the throttle, and full throttle is full throttle, just fan that clutch.

They can be shift so easily because bike trannies have ratios which would be considered "ultra-hyper close" by car standards, no mosterous gaps like in car junk so no need for syncros which are brakes.

And just for the record millions of bikes DID have separate gearboxes all the way up to the late 1960s

Does nobody know anything of what came before them?






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>They can be shift so easily because bike trannies have ratios
>which would be considered "ultra-hyper close" by car
>standards, no mosterous gaps like in car junk so no need for
>syncros which are brakes.

Right you are. The tiny, low inertia gearbox guts and clutch packs don't hurt either. That's why my ultra-frail, motorbike-sized Spriget box and any real Mini (not that FWD BMW) shifts super fast with just a hint of a clutch feather right up until the point that it shells and forces a limp home w/o the benefit of 2nd and 3rd.

>And just for the record millions of bikes DID have separate
>gearboxes all the way up to the late 1960s

....and millions still do if you count any non-XL Hardley-ableson (it's a love/hate thing). If you strip off the primary and clutch, those boxes look like toys. The new ones don't shift too bad either.

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