Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Costa Mesa, California
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I love race shift. I learned about it when I had my CBR600RR. I got a set of Vortex rearsets and it was super easy to make the change. My buddy told me I should give it a shot. He wanted to do it bad with his ZX6R but couldn't with the stock rearsets. I said it sounded kind of stupid since I had already been shifting standard for so long. One day, I finally tried it, and I never looked back. I had a derp moment once or twice where I meant to upshift and accidentally downshifted, but luckily I was on the street and not going fast so it wasn't a big deal. A week later, I never wanted to use standard shift again, and my friend was laughing at me for being an ignorant dumbass.
The first mod I bought for my Daytona was rearsets, just so I could run GP shift. It makes a lot of sense for supersports. I find it easier to hit a good upshift when pressing the shifter down under hard acceleration, as it's easier for my foot to exert force in that direction. It just feels more natural to me. I have ridden other bikes with standard shift, including supermotos, and been able to switch back between the two with no issue. If you're on track, just focus on it for the first few laps, and then it will just become part of your rhythm.
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