If you notice slipping when starting off or changing gears after the clutch is completely released, if the pedal rises almost to the top before the clutch engages, if you have difficulty changing gears, or if when you press the clutch the clutch does not disengage completely.
the clutch pedal
Perhaps you are not easing off on the accelerator when using the clutch. you would get this from a worn clutch .
clutch needs adjustment.
Slowly and if you are good you can change gears without using the clutch. Takes a little practice and a good ear or feel for when the engie is running at the speed to change without the clutch.
No. Clutch is what disengages the motor from the transmission. Shift would be changing gears. You should depress the clutch to shift from one gear to another.
The pedal on the left is the clutch. You press it when you are changing gears.
The only time you need to use a clutch on a motorcycle is when shifting into First, You aren't going to do any more damage to the gears than if you used the clutch. Its designed to work that way.
When you put it in gear, does it pop out? What gears? If so, you probably have a bad transmission. It the clutch is slipping, you need to adjust the clutch cable.
Every time you engage the clutch, the clutch disengages from the transmission/engine. Which in term engine revs up, until you disengage the clutch.
Some symptoms of a faulty clutch: - when you depress the clutch and press the gas (when changing gears) an used clutch will "slip" (maybe even make noise) and the car will accelerate slower than normal - when the gearbox is in neutral, some vibrations could be felt or some abnormal sounds could be heard