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Don't laugh but I don't have the biggest of hands.

Went riding today and for some reason when shifting into 2nd gear (only 2nd)I must have partially lost grip on the the clutch lever and it released way too quickly after I selected 2nd and then obviously the bike really jerked forward (when it feels like your hands are ripped of the grips). No grinding or bad noises, it was in gear.

Anyway, not really an issue but I'm wondering if this causes wear or damage to the transmission, cogs, clutch etc?

And also what is actually happening when that happens? Is it the clutch grabbing or the cogs (not very mechanically minded)?


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I'm not a mechanic but I don't think that will cause any real damage or excessive wear that you should worry about... now .. if you started getting into the habit of doing that all the time you might create a problem.
 

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+1 on the adjustable levers.

And if there was no grinding sound, you're just releasing the clutch and adding the gas so fast that it's jerking you forward too quickly. I think the only issue is that you can feel bit out of control when it happens unexpectedly... don't crash now!
 

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No damage. It is a potentially dangerous loss of control situation though. Under unanticipated acceleration, there is a tendency to rock back on the seat which causes you to roll on MORE throttle which causes you to rock back more which ...... aaiiieee!
 
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