What gear should I be in going uphill on a motorcycle?

How do you drive a manual motorcycle uphill?

When riding uphill, use your rear brake more. Because of gravity, most of a bike’s weight is on the rear wheel, making the rear brake more effective if you need to slow down. Applying the rear brake also compresses the front suspension giving you more grip if you need to turn.

Do you hold the clutch while stopped motorcycle?

Is it bad to hold in the clutch on a motorcycle? No, it is not bad to hold in the clutch handle on a motorcycle as long as you are pulling in the handle all the way to ensure the clutch is not partially engaged. A partially engaged clutch will cause excessive heat and burn the clutch plates.

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