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Engine Braking - which tire does it affect?!?

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This has been bothering me for some time. When you downshift to slow down, which tire (wheel) is affected? While I was still getting the hang of downshifting, one of my downshifts was very abrubt, right before I entered a slight curve. The rear tire slipped out on me. Not tip over slip out, but definitely a loss of control. So, when you're downshifting to slow down, do you change your amount of front vs. rear brake???
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I find if you let the clutch out slower that doesn't happen so much. Personally I read that taper breaking thing and I am using as much front brake as I feel comfortable doing. Hope that helps.
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