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Transition From Stick To Bike?

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if you know how to drive stick, does it make the transition from riding alot easier?...i know riding and driving are nothing alike, but i mean the concept of shifting is the same. so is it easier knowing wen to shift because u know how to judge by sound, and u know how to be smooth off the clutch? or does it make any difference at all? and is shifting hard? like the actual action with ur foot? to me it seems like it mite be a bit tricky to get use to...

thanx. and payce.
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I have never driven a stick shift. I have no knee caps and can't make the left leg do the pushing motion necessary to work the clutch. This did not prevent me from learning how to ride a motorbike. It's been almost 20 years of riding for me, most of it wonderful. Learning to shift smoothly and co-ordinate the clutch and throttle was not a problem. Take a course and just do it!
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