Question by  deblyg (17)

How do you know when to shift down on a Honda Rebel?

I am having a hard time understanding when I need to shift down as opposed to up on a Honda Rebel motorcycle.


Answer by  Amber40 (24961)

It is all about rpms. You need to learn what speed require what rpm. Shift down before coming to a corner and when slowing to a stop.


Answer by  Amber40 (24961)

On almost all motorcycles the shift pattern is the same. When in neutral first is one click down and from there each gear is one up. So as you accelerate you shift up at the specified rpm. Then shift down as you slow down.


Answer by  palmerino (637)

You need to down shift when you try to give it gas and the bike takes to long to get up to speed. Just ride it, you will learn.

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