Thanks for the advice, could you explain why though? I'm just interested. Most topics on this subject suggest that you can retard the exhaust cam. However I'm aware that there is a lot of sh1t on forums so if I hear something as definitive as your comment it suggests you know what you are talking about.
You will lose the estart
You will not change the decompression braking
If you are experiencing decompression braking enough to cause substantial weight redistribution, you are in too low of a gear when you shut off the the throttle.
If you want, you can run a gear higher and use more brakes to slow down.
You will need to learn how to cover the clutch and modulate it's grab in most situations.
If your goal is more control and traction, the higher the gear the better (assuming you can pull it).
The suspenion reacts negatively to sharp/fast input, like decompression braking, so it will 'lock up' causing the rear wheel to bounce more.
Going down hill, it is less work to use the engine for braking, but it is less effective too. Very hard to keep traction using engine braking.
You should practice pulling in the clutch completely and using only the brakes for corners and downhills (for practice).
You should also practice NOT downshifting one gear into a corner, but using your clutch to 'modulate' the motors rpm and allow you to accelerate with no loss of traction whatsoever.
...or you can use a Rekluse auto clutch. It allows the clutch to have controlled slip/modulation over a narrow rpm change, vastly improving traction and control.
Eventually you will find the best combination of the engine/clutch/brakes for all situations.
If you watch videos of superior riders of Offroad (not modern MX or SX, that is a one gear sport..) , you will notice that they don't usually 'scream' the motor, they ride in the sweet spot for the need: low rpm for traction, mid rpm for acceleration, high rpm to carry the next gear or for overrev (the need to rev high rather than shut off to shift, which may loose you control or position).
Edited by KRANNIE, December 09, 2015 - 06:49 AM.