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|09-30-2009, 11:58 AM||#41|
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: lumberton tx
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There are 5 things that happen at once coming into a turn that just came natural after repetition. I pull the clutch and brake levers and bump down the shifter while letting off the gas and chest braking(coming up from behind the windscreen). No slipper means sequential shifting and sequential shifting depends on how late I waited to brake. Everything but letting off the brake is done right at tip-in.
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|09-30-2009, 01:31 PM||#42|
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Step 1. Start rolling off the throttle.......this is not all the way, this is some of the way
Step 2. pull the clutch in
Step 3. downshift
Step 4. start feeding the clutch back out
Repeat steps 1-4 as is necessary for however many downshifts you're doing before a turn. A lot of "racers" blip shift. That is, they completely dump the throttle and then give it a quick on-off to get the revs back up to feed out the clutch. If you don't roll off the throttle all the way and pull the clutch you're accomplishing the same thing, but without losing time/rpms. You can also start the process sooner as your rpms aren't changing as drastically.
step 5. brake
step 6. turn in
step 7. trail off brake to the apex
step 8. get to maintenance throttle
step 9. accelerate out
If you don't like this approach, and you want to come off a straight, and dump the throttle.......you'll likely have to blip or you'll be backing it into turns, and probably scare yourself. Granted, a slipper clutch eats up a lot of the back-torque nowadays, but even still.......going into a first or 2nd gear turn from 5th you'll chatter/back it in a bit. I, personally, would never try blipping while on the brakes simply because I'd be worried about losing front end feel and/or grabbing too much brake by trying to do 2 things with the same hand at the same time.
Last words: This is ALL subjective. Some of the fastest riders in the world yank the clutch in, click down 3 gears immediately, and then try to feed the clutch back out even without a blip. See what works for you. Try the "90%" way before emulating any of the "10%ers."
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