Some people think sitting with a manual transmission in gear holding the clutch in will wear out the throwout bearing on the clutch.
That was true before ~ 1965 when throwout bearings were a carbon/graphite ring that did wear down and did need to be replaced. But with roller throwout bearings its no longer an issue, esp on a motorcycle with a wet clutch immersed in oil.
If Im stopped and need to let go of the clutch lever, I leave the bike in 1st and hit the kill switch. I dont have to pick up my left foot and fiddle with the shifter, looking at the neutral light... just hit the kill switch and it stops in a second.
Whatever Im doing I probably need to let go of the brake and keep both feet down, so the bike remains stable in gear with the engine stopped. Im painfully aware of everything around and behind me when I do this.
Ditto the MSF training. Personally I prefer to creep up to a stop at about 1mph, and never actually stop or put my left foot down. The reason is simple, you cannot buy just the left boot when you wear a hole thru the sole.
Last edited by KCW; 02-17-2019 at 07:27 PM.