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On a 'normal' bike, it's common practice to feather the clutch and/or use the rear brake to help stability when manouvering slowly. Does it hurt 'our' bikes to employ the rear brake to a very slow speed when in Auto mode? I imagine the drive pulleys will easily take care of the 'slippage' and maintain a smooth drive torque? But will this cause gearbox/transmission problems? It seems to be an effective slow-riding method in jammed traffic or when U-turning in a narrow road.
 

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Well if it will hurt it, it has not shown up in mine yet. That is how I do tight slow corners. I am at 37,000 miles.
 

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Using the rear brake in slow speed maneuvers is standard procedure with scooters. I use it all the time on both my 400 and 650.
 

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As for it hurting the CVT. I doubt any slippage occurs inside the CVT. Any slippage would occur inside the clutch. Using the brake allows you to speed the engine up enough to get the clutch partially engaged while keeping the bike speed down. In effect you are doing the same thing as you do by feathering the clutch lever on a standard bike.
 
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