I've been riding for 5 years, and I have some questions that will likely be laughed at, but what the hell! Maybe someone else can learn from my ignorance.
I have an '04 CBR RR, for context:
#1) I ride track once a month and was told to run full synthetic oil, which is more expensive but will be better for the engine - thoughts? Does this really matter?
#2) Downshifting into first gear when slowing down, yay or nay? I have heard it's hard on the transmission, but my shop says it's fine.
#3) Should I avoid filling my gas tank up absolutely entirely to the top? I am assuming yes.
#4) Riding with your high beams all the time for visibility's sake - thoughts on this? Any damage to the bike/lights/electricals if you do this all the time?
#5) I have grown accustomed to riding with two fingers covering my front brake at all times - any reason not to do this? Am I dumb?
#6) Strobing/pulsing brake lights - these seem like a good idea. Why don't more bikes have them?
Thanks in advance!