Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Hot Springs, AR
Shut your fuel off every time you stop. Its a good habit. Fuel is delivered by gravity, so the only thing from keeping your carb from overflowing and pouring out is a little needle. All carbs should be shut off. Unless--- you have the auto off stopper thing. Which your bike doesn't.
I don't remember where it goes to, mine used to drip on the floor if I left it on. I don't have my carbed 650 anymore.
And ya, ignore those shift points. Shift when it feels right. I know I didn't shift to 5th in either my 650, or my 950 until 50-55-60mph, depending on the conditions.
Downshifting, same thing, just feel for it. You don't want to be going too fast or you'll REALLY be stopping that bike fast, and could lock up your rear tire. Just feel for it, and ease off the clutch slowly when doing so.
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Last edited by Mr Schaefer Pants; 07-06-2015 at 08:34 AM.