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Seriously ashamed of myself for posting this but its winding me up no end. I have been riding bikes since i was 16, my last was a suzuki SV 1000. I have owned a few cars, the one before my FN2 being my EP3 so i know how to drive, and i know how to do it safely.

However, i cannot seem to drive my FN2 and i dont know why, normal driving is fine, but whenever i try to give it some stick i cannot for the life of me get the gear changes right, they seem jerky..i know its not the car its something im doing/not doing.

Is there something im doing wrong? Why arent my gear changes smooth, when i drive my EP3 i can gear change like nobodies business, almost as if i was back on a bike its so fast and smooth its like i havent even changed gear, yet i jump in my FN2 and its like i forget how to drive ?! Is it something to do with the throttle being fly by wire and not a cable ? Should i be doing something?
 

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Must say it did take me a while to get used to changing gear on the civic, just because it felt completely different from anything else I have driven.

How long have you had you car???
 

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Must say it did take me a while to get used to changing gear on the civic, just because it felt completely different from anything else I have driven.

How long have you had you car???
A week today, had my EP3 for nearly 12 months, been driving 3.5 years, riding for 8 years.
 

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different cars do take some getting used to. i was chuffed to bits when i bought my MR2 but looked like a total idiot when i wheelspun out of the garage. the throttle was a tad more sensitive than the 306 diesel i part ex'd
 

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I had the same problem when I first had mine. Try bringing the clutch pedal up at different speeds until you find one that works for you (I'm talking about the speed with which you bring your foot off the clutch pedal not the cars actual speed). I found that aggressively coming off the clutch pedal can make it jerky.
 

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ME TOO . on the civic i was trying to be gentle changing gears at 1500 - 2000 rpm . but it just kept jerking now i change at least after 2500 and no more jerking . i been driving a 1 litre car manual , 3.2 litre auto , few 1.6 before i got my 1.8 civic ex. i remember on my old cars id change from 1 to 2nd gear at around 2000 - 2500 rpm . changing it at 3000 would be deemed as thrashing it for me,

before i also use to always wheel spin it when turning out of a junction . was too used to having to put foot down on my old 1 litre petrol and 1.9 TDI just to get them to shift.

and yes the drive by wire is a bit more precise hence more sensitive to your foot over other normal gas pedals.
 

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Get mugen quick shifter and skunk 2 gear knob that will sort the changes out!
 

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It probably just needs getting used to then. Think it took me a couple of weeks to get to grips with it!
Same here. I've been driving for 10 years and took me a couple of weeks to get used to it I think unless your ultra quick changing gear at the top of the rev range there is a bit of a jerk- well for me anyway!
 

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...its not you its the car...my wife was complaining for weeks that i couldn't drive as gearchanges were jerky and the ride crashy!!!...can't do too much about the ride but gearchanges are much smoother now...just needs getting used to..

if you don't get on with it then perhaps try a hondata flashpro with group n map...apparently it smooths out gearchanges a bit and stops the engine feeling so jerky.

also gives a few more bhp, lower vtec change over and better torque so its all good..;)
 

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...its not you its the car...my wife was complaining for weeks that i couldn't drive as gearchanges were jerky and the ride crashy!!!...can't do too much about the ride but gearchanges are much smoother now...just needs getting used to..

if you don't get on with it then perhaps try a hondata flashpro with group n map...apparently it smooths out gearchanges a bit and stops the engine feeling so jerky.

also gives a few more bhp, lower vtec change over and better torque so its all good..;)

The ride is easy to sort out.

I do find my changes are jerky sometimes, not very often though.
 

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A week today, had my EP3 for nearly 12 months, been driving 3.5 years, riding for 8 years.
I don't understand why it's so different to drive from you EP3? OK, Going around corners will be diffrent due to wiegt, suspension set up, VSA etc.. But straight line should be the same?

I've never owned an EP3, but I guess it's basicly the same engine to the FN2 with slightly different gear ratio's... So in a straight line the experience/method/feel should be very similar... You should be used to a high revving engine.

Like I said, never driven an EP3, so prob way off the mark :D
 

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I grab it by the scruff of the neck... :D
 
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