Quote Originally Posted by Don B View Post
I seldom use the clutch other than starting off from a dead stop in 1st gear.
Shifting without the clutch is not terribly difficult, but i don't do it because I don't always get the from/to RPM's right and that feels like stress on the transmission when I don't.

Anyway, I don't think there's much clutch wear shifting gears (other than starting off) unless one "slides" into the new gear without dropping the throttle for an upshift or blipping it for a downshift.