Is this something to avoid at all costs? Does it matter?
there's no redlining the transmission*, but there's a potential issue if you try to shift out of neutral while the bike is still moving.If the question is about damaging the transmission because you shifted into neutral while still moving then I say no, it's safe, with a caveat. If you're doing 60mph in 6th, grab the clutch and shift all the way down to neutral (while still doing 60mph) then you will be spinning the tranny really fast in 2nd gear before you hit neutral. Now, the bike will do 60mph in 2nd, so it's fine, but I have heard about redlining a transmission by shifting all the way down while still moving fast. I don't know if it's BS or not.
This. Keeping it in first can save you from that person on the phone not paying attention or the dude mowing down a cheeseburger with one hand. Once you get another car stopped behind you it's probably safe to put it back in neutral since you've got a crash buffer.You can roll to a stop in Neutral on a bike, no probs. But stop with a nice cushion between you and the car in front of you and put it in first. Then, sit there and watch you rear mirrors, ready to pull out to the side if about to be rear ended.
I got myself a custom led brake light modulator...in the video on the link I use pattern 6 about 4:08.When sitting at an intersection, get in the habit of flicking your brake light on and off by tapping the front brake lever. It tells cars behind you to stay way back, works surprisingly well. If the guy behind you gets rear ended you don't him plowing into you...
It looks like a fairly small device. Did you have any trouble finding it a home under the FZ-09's seat?I got myself a custom led brake light modulator...in the video on the link I use pattern 6 about 4:08.
It also works great if somebody is tailgating. It's the easiest install ever, you cut one wire and splice into another...the hardware they include makes it extremely simple. I installed it in 5 minutes.