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maalna2
Finding first gear by accident while going 20 mph is pretty eye opening!!!
 
 
 
Now the rest of the story.  I had just pulled out on to the main street was in second going about 22.  The light in front of me had turn red so I was going to shift to neutral and coast up to it.  I must have shifted to far and got into first when I let the clutch out the tire quickly let me know my error by cussing at me (chirping).  Oddly enough I pulled the clutch in quicker than I ever have and all the world was right again. Once I shifted into neutral that is.

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rowdy
Yes, the engine breaking on these bikes is very strong. It has definitely gotten my attention when I flubbed up.

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bmwpowere36m3
Another reason why I don't coast... I leave the clutch in, almost to the point of stopping or engine RPM dropping too low. In the latter case, I'll rev-match and downshift till I stop.

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qjohnson
I usually avoid that situation by shifting down into first and then going into neutral.

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No Hater
I downshift and revmatch to every stoplight. I always want to be able to skirt out of the way in the event of an idiot coming toward me.
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