- May 29, 2007
I've read a few topics on shifting with/without the clutch and now I'm confused. I picked up a 87 KX500 from a friend and when his kid was riding it he wasn't using the clutch and he was riding pretty much WOT. I don't want to continue this if it's going to kill the bike. Can this bike take this kind of punishment? Are there upgrades I can make to the bike to take this kind of riding? Shifting without the clutch is really nice.