I have a newbie question and hope you guys can give me some advise.
Before buying my F4i, my friend who has a BMW cruiser (a la 007) warned me that sportbikes are difficult to ride slow. I fould that out after getting my bike
See, the gears in my bike is so closely spaced that when you just want to coast, the engine/transmission just drag you down no matter which gear you're in. If I want to say, cruise around town at 25-45 mph, I find myself using clutch to disengage the engine drag a lot. Is this practive harmful to the clutch plates? Would it cause premature wear?
Also, If say if I want to coast down a not-too-steep hill, should I pull the clutch, shift to 6th gear, or shift to neutral? If the hill isn't steep enough, the 6th gear will slow the bike down too.
I know I shouldn't expect to drive my bike like a cruiser, but with a little re-adjusting on my riding style, I should be comfortable soon.
How do you normally drive if you don't RACE around town? but just want to pleasure ride your sportbike
Thanks for your input.