I got to practice some unplanned no-clutching on my way home from work tonight. Dang cable broke; didn't want to walk; no cell phone to call the wife. Worked out pretty well though once I got rolling. Had to do some creative stoplight timming/avoidance. I could tell that there was a little more shock in the driveline than usual but these are tough old bikes. Just got to get the feel of when to roll of the throttle and shift. Ya know, be patient and wait a couple nano seconds to let everything in the driveline go slack before you grab the next gear up - at or near the inflection point. Downshifting requires some careful feathering as well. And so, like everything else with this bike; once I've practiced/learned a new skill/technique, the fun-factor just keeps getting better.