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Old 05-26-2010, 12:06 AM   #1
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downshifting

so ive been reading alot about "proper" downshifting. some like to pull the clutch and when press all the way down to 1st when stopping while others like to shift through each gear(as you would upshifting)

my question is what is "proper" and how to match revs by bliping
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Old 05-26-2010, 12:15 AM   #2
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ive always gone through all of the gears. Thats the proper way for me...lol
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i only bleep my throttle when i am riding fast and i want to make the transition smoother while downshifting, if you have a slipper clutch then you have no need to bleep the throttle at all.
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Old 05-26-2010, 12:23 AM   #4
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Even with a slipper it's still a good Idea to blip the throttle. Even with the slipper on hard deceleration the tire can still loose traction. I always blip when I decelerate.
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Old 05-26-2010, 12:28 AM   #5
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"downshifting"? what is this heresy?
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Old 05-26-2010, 12:37 AM   #6
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ive always gone through all of the gears. Thats the proper way for me...lol
as in just holding the clutch the entire time?
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Old 05-26-2010, 12:50 AM   #7
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Even with a slipper it's still a good Idea to blip the throttle. Even with the slipper on hard deceleration the tire can still loose traction. I always blip when I decelerate.
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I almost always downshift through the gears and I always blip the throttle to match the RPMs. To match the RPMs just takes practice and it helps to release the clutch quickly. I don't use the clutch at all when upshifting from 2-6.
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Use two fingers to brake and allow your other fingers to grip the throttle. This way you can brake and blip the throttle to downshift to brake even more, some may even call it "SUPER BRAKING". LOL. Brake with your two fingers and pull in the clutch, blip the throttle with your other three fingers and thumb, downshift, release the clutch and repeat. Takes some practice to blip it without putting extra input in the brake lever but you will get it. Do it without blipping the throttle and see where the rpm jumps to when you release the clutch. That is where you need to blip the rpm to. Now go blip your little heart out.
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Are we talking about on the street or track?
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Old 05-26-2010, 07:51 AM   #12
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Are we talking about on the street or track?
Yeah, it's not absolutely necessary when riding on the street, but it is fun to practice and feels pretty cool when you do it right.
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Are we talking about on the street or track?
For myself, both
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as in just holding the clutch the entire time?
no i blip the throttle through each gear. Practice makes perfect. So when you get on the track its second nature.
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Use two fingers to brake and allow your other fingers to grip the throttle. This way you can brake and blip the throttle to downshift to brake even more, some may even call it "SUPER BRAKING". LOL. Brake with your two fingers and pull in the clutch, blip the throttle with your other three fingers and thumb, downshift, release the clutch and repeat. Takes some practice to blip it without putting extra input in the brake lever but you will get it. Do it without blipping the throttle and see where the rpm jumps to when you release the clutch. That is where you need to blip the rpm to. Now go blip your little heart out.
how many fingers do you have?!?

so use two fingers on the lever, and with my other 3 fingers and thumb blip throttle?
2 fingers+3fingers+1 thumb....intresting


i use one finger on the brake personally...
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so use two fingers on the lever, and with my other 3 fingers and thumb blip throttle?
2 fingers+3fingers+1 thumb....intresting


i use one finger on the brake personally...
. I'm sorry, two fingers a thumb and one of my toes. That is f****** hilarious. It took me a second to see what you meant. Any proficient downshifter uses at least one of his toes.
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I see some people blip the throttle, but I can only bring myself to do that if im just taking it easy. Its very hard to blip and be on the brakes really hard at the same time and I dont think its nessesary. That would be at the track. I would never see a good reason to be braking that hard for a corner on the street. Would only lead to bad things happening.
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What's all this downshifting and braking for?


That's why I like the big bikes... leave it in one gear all day and don't use the brakes much.... except for gas stops...
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