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I'm approaching a red light, downhill. As I decelerate by applying brakes (front and back) I downshift two gears. As I release the clutch, the rear tire complains with a "squeak" and the rear start to slide to the left.

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After pulling the clutch back and checking to make sure no one saw my :loser: move, I resumed normal breathing and tried to bring my blood pressure back to normal.

Lesson learned.
 

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eh, dont sweat it..we've all done it at one time or another..but yeah, I look around to see who else might have saw my squid move too.. :lol:
 

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I was at my old apartment about 7 yrs ago and was going a little fast down hill and pulled the cluch in and it shifted down for me and scared me a bit. OK a little more then a bit but you know what I mean. From that point on, I have learned not to go this fast going down hill and pull in the cluch and try to slow down. LOL squid move there and didnt even know it. :D
 

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I went riding today on my hour break and was only going 25 when the van in front of me slamed on its breaks and caused me to almost do the same. As I pulled in the cluch and pushed on the break I felt it slam into first gear and the rear tire lock up as I went across the RR crossing. As the van drove by and I was also able to go, I saw the reason why we had to stop like this. Some lady decided to cross the street on a green light and in the wrong spot to begin with. And they say ppl who ride motorcycles are not safe. WTF. I was ready to run her over. :D
 

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I guess if you've been riding long enough, you start to repeat mistakes. Once when I was going down a steep hill at high RPM, I wanted to down shift to second to slow down some more, but hit neutral. Another time, same scenario, I thought I was in third, but I was in second. The rear tire likes to complain when you hit first gear at the wrong RPM.
 

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This sort of thing is why I always blip the throttle (with the clutch still in) when downshifting. Doesn't keep the rear end from doing the old "Bostrom" on you if you get really really aggressive and don't rev high enough, but works 90%+ of the time. :cheers:
 

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This sort of thing is why I always blip the throttle (with the clutch still in) when downshifting. Doesn't keep the rear end from doing the old "Bostrom" on you if you get really really aggressive and don't rev high enough, but works 90%+ of the time. :cheers:
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