I'm surprised I'm the only one who does this. Yes, it helps you downshift very nicely into first instead of grinding or slamming it in. I don't know where the hell the few people here are getting info, but if you decide to coast in neutral with the clutch out at 50, you have to rev up in neutral before you clutch and put it back in 2nd, otherwise 2nd gear makes some ugly sounds.
Jugding by the way things sound, I don't think the bike has sychros, I don't think it can.
If anyone doesn't believe me about double clutching, try this...
At a stoplight rev up in neutral with the clutch out and clutch and drop it in first and notice the sound.
Then at the next stop light, hold the clutch in while in neutral for a while. When you put it in gear, it will go in very smooth or not at all (in which case you move the bike a foot forward).
If this example doesn't mean anything to you, look up how a transmission works at www.howstuffworks.com
. They have some great articles and a little info on sequentials too.
Would someone explain the slipper clutch to me, it sounds like fun.