Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Birmingham, Alabama, USA
I also tend to feather the clutch at stops to be sure I know I'm in first. Also don't wait too long when slowing down to shift down and that includes first. It will go into gear much easier if the bike is still moving forward. If I'm not sure about first, and while still moving forward, I will clutch again and tap two or three times down on the lever. If it does not go further, you're prob there already. And down around 10 mph, be in first by then, go ahead and let the clutch out and let the engine slow the bike. If it does, your in gear!
2003 R1150RT, Black Beauty--this is one sexy bike!
1999 R1100GSA, Does everything well, what else can one say?
1992 K75SA, If this engine had been 4-valve instead of 2, it would be the smoothest BMW ever built!
1978 R100S, my first and favorite BMW.
1976 R75/6, A 30 year old gentlemen I still love to take out for a Sunday ride.