Join Date: May 2015
Location: Marietta, GA
Year/Make/Model: 2010 Kawasaki Voyager
Sorry have to disagree with the above statement.
You can downshift one or two gear, but not every one.
If you have traffic behind you its good to hit the brakes so they know your stopping soon.
Its like canceling a turn signal, you come to a stop or while stopping down shift to first.
Think of it this way - How can you take off it you dont down shift??
I think he is saying to downshift as you slow down, not go thru all the gears at once. That way, if you do it right, you will be in the proper gear to accelerate immediately if you no longer need to stop, or if a situation develops that requires that you immediately take an escape route in the middle of stopping. However, even in a panic stop, you should eventually learn to downshift very fast down to first. It takes practice, but it's doable most of the time.
El Gringo, my advice is to try to not ride unfamiliar roads until you are more comfortable on the bike. Find a few non-challenging routes to ride and get comfortable with the bike before you put yourself in unfamiliar situations.
RAM mount for TomTom Rider 400 (with anti theft module)
6000k LED Headlight & Spots; Kisan Headlight Modulator (works with LEDs),
__Brake Light Modulator, LED License Plate Holder
Dobeck EJK 3.0
Lucky Mirror Extenders
Misc. RAM Mounts for Cup Holder, SPOT, Phone, etc.
Chuckster BAK, Trailer Hitch and Cooler Rack
Wiring for Trailer
Ray's Throttle Mod
Things to do:
Drilling Baffle Plates (Maybe)
Paint HF Tag Along Trailer to Match Bike