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.
So do I understand you correctly that you shift while the mower is in motion? I also am assuming that you are talking about a 700 tranny
YES ON THE 700. HE ONLY SHIFTS INTO RACE GEAR HALF WAY THROUGH THE PARADE LAP. ONCE HE'S IN RACE GEAR HE WONT SHIFT UNLESS HE HAS A 1/4-1/2 TRACK LEAD. UP SHIFTING TO A HIGHER GEAR WILL GIVE YOU MORE SPEED AND LESS ENGINE RPM'S. LESS RPM'S HELP SAVE THE ENGINE.
ALSO WHEN YOU DO SHIFT, REMEMBER TO USE YOUR CLUTCH. THAT WILL KEEP YOUR TRANS TOGETHER LONGER. SHIFTING ON THE FLY WILL TEAR ALOT OF PARTS UP.
Yeah thats why i wanted to check this out before choosing the donor mower to make sure i start with a mower in the right specs. Also itll be an FXT mower so from what i know you have the choice to change the wheelbase as long as its minimum 42" long>> is this correct?