I would like to know how you all handle your down changes while breaking hard for a sharp corner on a dirt track. My situation: Breaking from ~60Km/H from 3rd into 2nd for a corner. right hand is hard on the from brake, left hand is pulling clutch in. click down into 2nd then release the clutch, rear wheel compression lockup (I'm not saying this is a bad thing, most of the time it helps turn me in better). My question is how can I make the gear change a bit smoother by matching the rev's?during the down change? It's difficult because I am hard on the front brake. I would be interested to know how any of you get around this or if you do not. Note: this is during HARD trail riding with my M8 on his XR600. I'm trying to improve to catch him.... Thanks.