Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Red Deer, Canada
Motorcycle: 06 Gixxer750
Re: Newbie question...downshifting to first?
Always downshift to first while coming to a stop. You should always be in the appropriate gear for your road speed, as mentioned before, if an emergency situation occurs and you need to get on the throttle to get out of the way it will save your life. Try hammering the throttle in second gear at 20MPH and you won't be going anywhere fast for a second or two, which might be the second or two you'll need. Also, why add to unneeded wear on the brakes when the engine can do most of it. If I'm riding around casual like, I don't even touch the brake(s) untill I'm down to 10-15MPH. Just blip the throttle to match your engine speed for each downshift, doesn't take long to make it second nature. Cheers.
K6 GSX-R750 Black/Yellow...Lovin It
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