View Full Version : Are Bikes Gears the same as cars?
E.g. If you are doing 40mph on a bike and you take your hand off the throttle and by the time you accelerate again you have gone down to 30mph do you have to shift down a gear to match your speed?
05-31-2006, 08:28 AM
I would really depend on WHAT gear you're in to start with and how fast you want to accelerate.
If you're in 4th in a cage and want to get going quick, downshift. If not, the car should still move w/o shifting down. Same with a bike. No need to speed match for a certain gear.
EX: My GS550L will run in 6th gear @ 40mph easy. If I slow down to 30, it will still pull 6th, but if I want any major acceleration, I have to shift down 3 gears. ETC........
05-31-2006, 08:29 AM
It depends on the size of the flux capacitor you have.
05-31-2006, 12:39 PM
What's a car?
05-31-2006, 01:31 PM
Why would you want to slow to 30mph if you weren't stoping?
To answer your question yes. A bike transmission and a car transmission are both torq multipliers.
05-31-2006, 01:52 PM
If you have fresh dilithium crystals, you don't have to shift, except to go to impusle power.
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