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    Downshifting the right way:

    To save gearbox from making loud banging noices evrytime you downshift, blip the throttle before every downshift,also known as matching the revs technique.

    Never shift down continously from say 5 to 2 at one go, i.e clitch pulled and downshifting in process, always depress the clutch to the halfway after each shift so that the engine will be in the RPM the specefic gear desires.

    This will come by practice.
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    Bad habit/practice to downshift holding clutch. The clutch should be pulled in, to change 1 gear at a time. Need to change another gear, disengage again and change gear. Meanwhile mildly using the break to slow down the bike.

    Ideally, if one has to slow down, use break to slow down, when the engine is going below the current gear's rpm range and is just about to start jerking, disengage clutch -> Shift down -> Engage Clutch. Same procedure for every gear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Makky View Post
    Downshifting my way...

    If I need to lower my speed(Reason ranging from a turn to a cow saying hello to me), I pull-in the clutch, apply brake/brakes, downshift(Braking and downshifting happen almost simultaneously) to a particular gear which matches the speed and rpm at that point, off from brakes and clutch and there goes the throttle. I frankly don't know whether it's the right way to ride or not but, I am sure that the engine remains free from any strain and wearing. This is what I have been doing from almost a decade. I never go for complete engine braking. That mode is good and useful only for the track!

    Exactly. I do the same.If I am doing 70's or 90's and if I see trouble; there is no time or chance to change 1 gear at a time.There is no time to close and release the clutch for each gear.

    I will pull in the clutch, down shift, negotiate the obstacle, move into the gear which feels right at that speed and release the clutch and pull away.No engine breaking nor rear tyre locking up.

    However, if we do the opposite and change one gear at a time and if we haven't slowed/applied breaks sufficiently, it will result in engine breaking and rear end locking up.

    The only downfall of pulling in the clutch and trying to down shift multiple gears is, sometimes the gear just wont engage. We then need to disengage the clutch, then pull it back again and then down shift.

    In city traffic, I would prefer to change a gear at a time to avoid the above problem of gear not getting engaged.
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    What i know is that on highways downshifting with every clutch release works.....but I think it completely depends on your habit and its very hard it change it. I tried it many times but didnt work for me. Everytime i do the same thing (Downshifting by holding the clutch). I know thats bad but really hard to change it as i am used to it now.

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    what i do--
    brake, pull in clutch, blip and go down one cog at the same time,

    repeat the process for as many down shifts as i do

    for real emergency, no clutch and no down shifts, just modulating the brakes and keep dabbing the brakes(as much as of a manual ABS a human brain and fingers can do)

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    There are many ways of downshifting gears
    best way of downshifting is to release clutch when gear shifted from like example 5th to 4th and

    Press clutch - down shift - release clutch (at same speed when you left it at the time of upshifting..)

    DON'T DO:

    don't shift gears while Pressing clutch all the time...this will make you engine free and effects in your breaking...
    downshift should be directly-proportional to the RPM....RPM should not go down while downshifting gear...

    Use of Clutch....

    The main and most important use of clutch is to reduce jerk while changing gear with out clutch chain set life would be very less and engine would be rough...

    So use your bike clutch precisely
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