- disengage the clutch (pull in-clutch lever),
- press down on the shift lever until low gear is engaged,
- remove foot from shift lever,
- increase engine speed slightly,
- slowly release clutch lever while advancing throttle.
- Repeat procedure for remaining gears.
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