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Old 13th December 2005, 11:34   #31
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Been there, done that. Happens to the best of us at times. Hell, on one occasion I forgot about sixth gear
I forget about the 6th gear often. usually when i have upshifted from 1st to 2nd to 3rd to 4th to 5th i start hunting for 6th.
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I forget about the 6th gear often. usually when i have upshifted from 1st to 2nd to 3rd to 4th to 5th i start hunting for 6th.
I remember driving my old Amby after a long stint with the Zen and Contessa. Hunted for the non-existant fifth gear.
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I remember driving my old Amby after a long stint with the Zen and Contessa. Hunted for the non-existant fifth gear.
happens a lot with me if I drive a car with 4 forward gears. Keep searching for the non-existent 5th gear.

Otherwise I normally drive with one hand on the gear lever so have had no issues. the only problem is, when I let my mind wander off, I forget to depress the clutch all the way in and end up getting the screechiig noise from my gear box. Fortunately there were not many times I did this.
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Sometimes I am going in 5th gear, but I forget and thinking I am in 4th my hand goes to the gear knob!
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Doesn't happen to me..

Gear knob position, Tacho and Speedo reading and Engine Noise/Vibration keeps on reminding me which gear I am into.

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Old 13th December 2005, 16:17   #36
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well, it doesn't happen with me. you can judge in which gear you are running your car by looking at RPM and Speedo meter.
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It happens only when i'm driving in a crawling traffic where i'm continously changing 2nd to 3rd and vice versa
It doesn't happen often as i always have my hand on the stick.....

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Never had a problem with my Swift. A look at the Tacho and the Speedo will tell me which gear I'm in. But it happens with my bike. Even after I engage fifth, I end up trying to shift to a non-existent sixth gear.
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For me it's always look at the tacho, engine noise(if any) and throttle response.

Since i shift the gears in a fast one click motion, earler i used to have the the habit of looking at the tacho after changing from the 4th gear to the fifth just to see that i did not engage the 3rd by mistake.

As you get more used to the car you can tell your gear by the way the car accelerates, the tacho reading etc..
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Well, it happen to me initial two months. I was new driver and i have to look at my gear everytime to findout which gear it is. Now, i can sense it by engine noise & speed as i always follow the recommended speed for each gear so, if i am above 50 that means i m in 5th gear. Also tacho is always near to 2000 rpm :-). Practics make perfect
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some times i forget whether im in 4th or 5th but the moment my hand goes on the gear i know which one it is...but this doesnt happen often.just once in a way.


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