Ok, I'm about to start riding with a pillion for the first time, so I have been working on my shifting a bit to smooth things out. As such, I've been reading up on clutching suggestions for riding. The "Using the clutch...." thread (https://netrider.net.au/forums/viewtopic.php?t=38306) was kinda helpful, but got kinda off topic and didnt mention downshifting much (only interested in bike shifting. Dont need to know about car shifting techniques). So, what are peoples opinions on clutching/not clutching when braking and downshifting?