Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Queensland, Australia
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Something I've noticed while riding my C50 is that inherent engine braking on a v-twin of even modest size is quite noticeable even in a high gear. Its one of the reasons I sometimes use a basic cruise control/throttle lock device. So many times I've let go the twist-grip just to scratch my nose and all of a sudden I'm down about 20 kmh and needing to pick it back up again to get back on the pace. I don't seem to notice such a rapid speed loss in the family cage just from lifting off the gas for a moment. So yeah, in a bike/4 wheeler shared environment situation you may well catch the cage behind you by surprise without intending to. Thanks for bringing this to peoples attention. Another tip I will offer is what lots of riders do, and I do, and I will admit I should do it even more, use your mirrors A LOT and keep an eye on whats going on behind you as best you can. Sometimes you have to watch out for people who aren't watching out for YOU. To quote an old pilots adage , "watch your 6!"
'08 Boulevard C50
'84 Kwaka GPZ900R
No, sir, it's not a leak, it's a protective oily sheen