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Engine Braking

My honda seems to switch down to first gear way to quick. Right as i let off the gas it instantly gears down and quickly slows me down on a level surface till i reach about 8 mph and then it will coast. Is this normal? I know it is suppose to do this, but mine seems a bit excessive.:confused:
 

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Mine does it too and it makes me happy. I guess some think it has to much engine brake. Wished it had more. I don't want to have to brake at all....even going down very steep hills. Honda must of went with a compromise.
 

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Mine does it too and it makes me happy. I guess some think it has to much engine brake. Wished it had more. I don't want to have to brake at all....even going down very steep hills. Honda must of went with a compromise.
Thanks for the info, yea it is nice when I'm going down steep grades, but its a bit to much for me when I'm going on a flat surface and just driving around.:D
 

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Thanks for the info, yea it is nice when I'm going down steep grades, but its a bit to much for me when I'm going on a flat surface and just driving around.:D
Personally, I am a fan. I don't like free wheeling. I can see it being irritating if you are looking to coast, but it would probably be more irritating to have a lag when you went to hit the gas again and you had to wait for it to shift down. This way you eliminate that. Maybe I drive manuals too much, I'm used to shifting down while slowing, so that I can just hit the gas and go.
 

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Thanks for the info, yea it is nice when I'm going down steep grades, but its a bit to much for me when I'm going on a flat surface and just driving around.:D
I know we want simplicity but maybe experiment with the throttle. Try not lifting all the way off the gas pedal. If that doesn't work you can always lift a little later than your normally use to.

I'm use to my Rubicon and now having to use the brakes way more than I want to.
 

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I know we want simplicity but maybe experiment with the throttle. Try not lifting all the way off the gas pedal. If that doesn't work you can always lift a little later than your normally use to.

I'm use to my Rubicon and now having to use the brakes way more than I want to.
yea the rubi engine braking is almost overkill for that atv , but sure is nice to have
 

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Mine did this at first. I haven't driven it for a while now but I do remember that it got better. Honestly, I can't say if the machine changed it's shift curve or if I changed how I let of the accelerator. Will try to pay attention next time I'm not working or the temps rise above 9 degrees.
 

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I was the same at first, wanted to find a way to shut the engine braking off. I found you adjust your driving very quickly without hardly noticing your doing it. You will learn not to let off the throttle all the way unless your stopping. It was my biggest complaint and now I am ok with it.
 
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