I understand completely about the variables. You are just one of only a handful that I know of that will at least admit to shifting a 700 while in motion. I am aware of the non-synchronized gears and the light duty shift forks but just one more tid-bit if you will. How many races do you generally get out of the tranny/shift forks before you have to replace due to shifting?IF YOU SHIFT ALL THE TIME WHILE RACING, 1-10 RACES MAYBE. ALL YEAR IF YOU USE THE CLUTCH AND ONLY SHIFT WHEN YOU NEED TO. MOST OF THE TIME I GET A WHOLE RACE SEASON OUT OF THE KEYS.
ONE SIDE NOTE: NEVER HAUL YOUR MACHINE IN GEAR. THIS WILL BREAK KEYS QUICK.