Which gear should the motorcycle use when sliding downhill

Update:04 Jan, 2021
Summary:When the motorcycle is going downhill, it is not allowed to slide in neutral, so the biggest problem...

When the motorcycle is going downhill, it is not allowed to slide in neutral, so the biggest problem with this sentence is here, so it is hoped that entry-level novices should not easily imitate and try.

Since the motorcycle is not allowed to slide in neutral gear when going downhill, what about going downhill in fifth gear? This depends on the actual road conditions at the time, because the slope length and the steepness of the downhill road are different, and we cannot generalize under this premise.

First of all, the advantage of coasting in gear is that it can effectively use the traction of the engine to control the speed of the motorcycle. With proper braking, the motorcycle that is sliding downhill can complete the ride at the safest speed.

But because the actual road conditions are different, there is no uniform standard for taxiing in several gears when going downhill. It comes from personal driving experience and skills. Assuming that if the current road conditions are very good, the fifth gear will not have any impact on the motorcycle. Instead, the motorcycle will drive off the downhill road in the most relaxed and safe state.

However, when the slope of this downhill road is relatively steep and there are many corners, there will be great disadvantages in the fifth gear sliding. Under normal circumstances, the higher the gear of the motorcycle, the faster it will be, even on downhill roads.

This is the characteristic of the gear ratio. Even if you turn off the accelerator and the engine runs at idle speed, the motorcycle’s own gravity acceleration will make the motorcycle travel very fast. In this case, braking alone is not enough to reduce the speed effectively. , So driving safety accidents are prone to occur.



And if the motorcycle speed can be effectively reduced before the motorcycle speed becomes faster, although the motorcycle can be guaranteed to continue sliding at a lower speed, and some driving safety accidents can also be avoided, but because the engine speed does not match the actual wheel speed, the speed change The load of the box will be very large, which is equivalent to the drag gear in our normal driving state, so it will cause damage to the motorcycle in this state.

In view of this situation, on the premise that the motorcycle is not allowed to coast downhill in neutral, which gear should it use to coast? It all depends on the road conditions at the time and cannot be generalized. This is like when we are driving on a flat road and should be in several gears. We can only change according to the actual situation at any time, and it is impossible to stay the same.

And when the motorcycle is sliding downhill in fifth gear, will it damage the motorcycle? It will also depend on the current driving state. If the driving speed and the engine gear ratio are completely consistent, this operation will not cause any harm to the motorcycle itself, provided that there is no other safety hazard.

However, if the motorcycle speed is too fast and does not match the actual road conditions, or there is an obvious "off-gear" reaction, it will definitely affect the engine gearbox, and there will even be the danger of gearing. It is very important to understand the characteristics of the motorcycle and adjust the operation method at any time during the riding of the motorcycle.

All in all, in the process of using motorcycles, what we emphasize is flexible application, not too dogmatic. If the operation of motorcycles is understood as 1+1=2, then the actual use will be very rigid and not There will be any fun at all, and there will also be a certain bad risk, so on the premise of not violating the operation essentials and mechanical characteristics, we can operate flexibly during motorcycle riding without being too restrictive. While enhancing driving pleasure, it also minimizes motorcycle damage.