Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Sister Lakes, MI
I have always downshifted to slow down - engine braking is a useful thing, especially on hills. When I got my first automatic car a couple years ago, it took some getting used to. I would never want it on a bike, and if I could get a 6-speed manual tranny on my Monte Carlo SS, I would have it converted in a heartbeat.
And it is a nice added bonus to be in the right gear if you need to take off again. I really can't imagine any other way?!?
I seldom end up where I wanted to go, but almost always end up where I need to be. (Douglas Adams)
DL650 K5 - "Drachensfeuer"
DL650 K9 - "Drachensklaue" RIP 7-18-2009 with 5144 miles.
Silver Wheel Club #14
Official Mercedes killer, lol