Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Washington, the state
When stopped can be a problem. The parts need to be moving for smooth shifting. Try to get into the gear you want before stopping (hopefully 1st approaching a stop so you can get out of a rear-ender's way and let them hit somebody else). If you're in neutral and can't shift into gear, let the clutch out so the parts spin, then disengage the clutch and shift while everything is still spinning.
"Older people who are reasonable, good-tempered, and gracious will bear aging well. Those who are mean-spirited and irritable will be unhappy at every period of their lives.
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