I'm a fumble fingered old #art, but I do try to operate the clutch so my wife doesn't smack her forehead on the back of my helmet. I have found, strangely enough, that up shifting as quickly as possible (not short shifting, but preloading the shift lever, then working the clutch and throttle quickly) results in less helmet banging. I DON'T do that when down shifting. So, that makes me wonder what everyone else does, and how well it's working for them. So, please take my poll and tell me what works for you.