Here's two tips for you. 1. Ride one gear lower than normal. It increases the compression braking, so you don't have to squeeze quite so hard on the regular brakes. 2. Reach down on the left side of your carbs and adjust the idle speed slower. This lets the throttle slides close a little bit more and adds even more compression braking. In a Florida Monsoon, I'll set the idle at about 900rpm. You have to keep one hand on the throttle at stoplights, though, or it'll stall.