Originally Posted by Damn Yankee
sounds like you're rev-matching wrong, unless you're talking about not using your clutch at all.
when I rev-match downshift it's clutch in with revs up as shifter goes into new gear, clutch out. if done right you shouldn't even feel the shift, you should just be at a higher rpm....works perfectly on my motorcycle too.
this is my method of downshifting.
clutch in select lower gear
i am def. rev-matching and def. double clutching the right way. like i said it doesn't take anymore time to do than a simple rev-match. in fact, this is a much better way of rev-matching since when you rev-match without double clutching you're just increasing the engine revs. with my way of downshifting you rev the engine AND the input shaft which means less stress while engaging the next lower gears. which means the synchros don't have to do squat. that is a good thing.