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is it ok to roll backwards while in drive? like trying to get up a hill but failing and rolling back to the flat. See it all the time on other makes but thought I heard you "can't" or shouldn't or it's really bad for the krx? Any truth to this?
 

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I think its fine as long as you use your brakes to stop and not the gas.. occasionally I have to do a turn a round on a tight trail and run my rig up the bank letting it roll back to make a 3 point turn.. just use your brakes not the gas to stop the roll back..
 

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A lot of folks say this tears up the one way bearing. Kind of makes sense with the centrifugal clutch. I won't do it. Just throw it in neutral or reverse to roll backwards and you won't have to worry about it.
 

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Bob is probably right, but we do it all the time. Pretty much every time I get up to a hill climb and test it out. I'll run up a bit and roll back a few times before committing. No problems yet. Maybe we need a good gated shifter!
 

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throwing it in neutral or reverse isn't always an option or feasible though. When it is sure, I would agree but there are times there is always roll back, due to all sorts of variables. Even the minimal roll back of several feet here and there due to whyever. I would think Kawasaki would've accounted for this type of machine behavior not ruining a 20k car.
 
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