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Today I was riding and I noticed something weird happen twice in a row. When decelerating to a straight stop I usually begin applying the rear brake and matching my revs as I slow down. Today, after many many hours of riding, I noticed when I came up to a light and downshifted from second to first, first gear engaged for a split second before it popped back to neutral. I’ve never experienced that before with my bike; even on hard accel/decel in first gear. For example, I can power wheelie first gear all day long without it popping out of gear. For the rest of the ride I made sure I kicked it down into first more forcefully and it didn’t happen again. Do you think this was just a case of rider error? By pussyfooting it from second to first maybe I didn’t engage first fully?
 

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Sounds like pussy footing. Or perhaps try slowing with front brakes and focus on the downshifting rev matching and see if you can replicate?
Yeah. I tried to replicate a bunch of times but I couldn’t. I usually downshift every time I come to a light or slow down and I always match my revs as close as possible. My oil does need to be changed too. It only has 1000 miles on it but I ride the living piss out of her so black stone recommended a 1000 mile interval.
Don’t use rear brake on road. Wheelies can mess the tranny or you may have old oil or just didn’t click hard who knows.


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Don’t use rear brake on the road? Idk about you but I personally don’t like the feeling of coming to a complete stop with only the front brake. The forks dive and it just feels unstable. Using the rear eliminates that initial fork dive when you come to a complete stop. I used to subscribe to that belief but since I’ve learned how to use my rear brake properly my riding experience has improved exponentially. The rear brake is a tricky thing, but people need to learn how to use it and stop avoiding it all together.
 
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