Again, "in my opinion" you truly don't understand some of the basics of how a machine works. On a LOW compression engine such as the Ural, at high rpm the force of gravity acting on the weight of the loaded machine going down hill adding in the momentum of the rolling rig there will be next to NOTHING when it comes to engine braking power. "IF" on that same hill, with the same load, in 1st gear you had been traveling at 5mph and let the rig roll down the hill until it reached say for example 15 mph and then got on the brakes HARD to bring it again back down to 5 mph you would have been using the engine as a brake. As the rig rolled down the hill from 5 mph to 15 mph compression would have been working against gravity by the time you let the rig reach 20 mph the the low compression was no longer doing squat to slow the rig down. Haven't you ever driven in mountain roads where there are HUGE signs telling truck drivers to use lower gears and not to exceed certain speeds? The signs don't mean to start from the top of the hill at 60 mph and then use lower gears to slow down as they travel down the mountain, it means START at a slower speed to begin with. Is it really that difficult to see where your driving technique "MAY" have contributed to this bad situation. Like I said, "I" wasn't there but you continually post things that cause an experienced Ural rider to honestly question your ability to "judge" the limitations of both the Ural and yourself as its driver. I just might be totally wrong in suggesting that your ability behind the bars of the Ural has much to do with your problems but you have posted nothing to sway me from that opinion and that's what it is an opinion.