RoadRunner Posted June 7, 2004 Report Share Posted June 7, 2004 Howdy all Thought I'd pop in and say hi from Australia and ask for some advice I ride a Honda VFR400 which has a close ration gear box, so for most of the gears there's only 500rpm difference between each gear. Anyway, this I have found to be a little awkward. Mostly with downshifting while braking for a corner, I'm feeling a little lost. On other bikes I blip the throttle as I go through the box, engaging each gear, but with this bike, if I brake hard enough, I find it really difficult to keep up with the gear changes - resulting in poor braking, poor gear changing and a screwed up entry. I've tried going down 2 gears at a time but that tends to have me concentrating on judging when to blip the throttle and again, taking away from my focus on braking. Do you have any tips on this subject? Or should I not blip the throttle, or just bang through the box and blip and release the clutch once? Thanks for your time Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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