engine braking is rough on the tranny though, right? ive always been told that the brakes are for stopping, not the engine.TOMIMOTO said:You can do it but sometimes for me the gears would get a little messed up or I would catch a false neutral. I think it would be better to let the clutch out between gears that way you can use engine braking as well.
That's a good way to get yourself thrown from the bike.hammbone said:the only time it would hurt is if you downshifted while at a high rpm like near redline. doing this would result in the rpms jumping past the rev limiter in turn hurting the motor. the rev limiter only works when accelerating to it. however if you had a slipper clutch that may not be the case but i am not a hundred percent sure. but as i was saying it is possible to over rev on a downshift unlike with acceleration.