hard to get into 1st when downshifting - Honda Rebel Forum
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post #1 of 4 Old 06-24-2019, 08:37 PM Thread Starter
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hard to get into 1st when downshifting

iv had it happen twice in the 2 months iv had my bike running.
when im gearing down to stop it just quits downshifting at 2nd.
got to rock it to get it to drop to 1st.

should i be downshifting to first while the bike is still moving of after i stop?

this is the first bike iv owned or worked on.still learning all i can
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post #2 of 4 Old 06-24-2019, 09:05 PM
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Down or up shifting is easier when the bike is moving. If you try to downshift to first above 15 mph, you'll hear a "clunk". Try to avoid doing that

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post #3 of 4 Old 06-25-2019, 07:33 AM
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The Honda Rebel manual doesn't state to down shift past 3rd gear. With the clutch pulled in, you can down shift into second at any speed, but getting it into 1st you need to be slower than 25 MPH.

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post #4 of 4 Old 07-04-2019, 10:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Guba View Post
The Honda Rebel manual doesn't state to down shift past 3rd gear.

Indeed it doesn't...how strange. If I never downshifted into second I'd spend half my time in traffic horribly lugging the engine.

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