You pretty much nailed it. I use the clutch for 1-2 because the tranny makes that big jump accross neutral then CLUNKS into second on most bikes. When sport riding, I use the clutch on 1-2 to prevent the shift from breaking the tire loose (I prefer to use throttle and lean angle for that). -Sean
Tonnyharrah has it. The "race pattern" is used so that it is possible to upshift, whithout trapping your boot between the pavement and the shift lever. On most bikes it's a simple matter of reversing the shift linkage by turning the pivot upside-down at the footpeg or the gear selector input shaft. SV's can be switched back and forth in about five minutes. -Sean
This reminds me.... I really want another SV race bike, cause I'm getting the itch to go back into competition. (Better yet, anybody have a spare GSXR 1000 that I can run in both AMA Superbike and Superstock?)
I have ridden several BMWs that I liked the Servo-Assist brakes on. The K1200S is not one of them. It seems to have more stiction and slop in the system than other BMWs I've ridden. I also have concerns for clutch longevity, as two of the three K1200S' that I put hundreds of miles on had problems with the clutch slipping and neither bike had more than 3,500 miles on it. -Sean
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