some advice re: downshifting in corner entry

Aaron Turner synfinatic at gmail.com
Wed May 11 13:41:50 PDT 2011


http://www.cyclenews.com/articles/road-racing/2010/06/22/monterey-challenge-announced


On Wed, May 11, 2011 at 1:21 PM, Chris Burgess <chris at chrisburgess.com> wrote:
> At Laguna? Really?  They were never advertised.
>
> OH or are you saying track days == racing?
>
> -Chris
>
> On Wed, May 11, 2011 at 1:09 PM, vik anderson <eeeeek at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> <snip>But unless you are in MotoGP or AMA you ain't racing there.</snip>
>>
>> Not true. For at least the last two years, there have been multiple club
>> racing events there for bikes. Heck, they were even sound restriction free
>> days.
>>
>> On Wed, May 11, 2011 at 12:58 PM, Chris Burgess <chris at chrisburgess.com
>> >wrote:
>>
>> > I've been to Thunderhill and Laguna.  Neither meet the term of extreme
>> > braking...although Laguna's is getting closer.  But unless you are in
>> > MotoGP
>> > or AMA you ain't racing there.
>> >
>> > And I added the caveat so you'd understand what I meant by the term.
>> >
>> > -Chris
>> >
>> >
>> > On Wed, May 11, 2011 at 12:51 PM, vik anderson <eeeeek at gmail.com> wrote:
>> >
>> > > I like the extra caveat "like Road Atlanta turn 10". You simply said
>> > > extreme
>> > > braking, which would bring in:
>> > >
>> > > Thunderhill, turn 14
>> > > Infineon, turn 9
>> > > Laguna Seca, turn 11
>> > >
>> > >
>> > > On Wed, May 11, 2011 at 11:53 AM, Chris Burgess <
>> chris at chrisburgess.com
>> > > >wrote:
>> > >
>> > > > It doesn't.  Name me one that is remotely like turn 10 at Road
>> Atlanta
>> > > > which
>> > > > is what turn 3 at Pacific Raceways is like (although not quite as
>> hard)
>> > > >
>> > > > -Chris
>> > > >
>> > > > On Wed, May 11, 2011 at 11:51 AM, vik anderson <eeeeek at gmail.com>
>> > wrote:
>> > > >
>> > > > > California has no extreme braking situations? Huh?
>> > > > >
>> > > > > On Tue, May 10, 2011 at 12:02 PM, Chris Burgess <
>> > > chris at chrisburgess.com
>> > > > > >wrote:
>> > > > >
>> > > > > > Frankly a slipper isn't needed....it is nice sometimes to not
>> have
>> > to
>> > > > > think
>> > > > > > about controlling the clutch during extreme braking situations
>> > (which
>> > > > > > California has none) but not needed.
>> > > > > >
>> > > > > > But yeah...what's the issue.
>> > > > > >
>> > > > > > -Chris
>> > > > > >
>> > > > > > On Tue, May 10, 2011 at 11:50 AM, Steve Robertson
>> > > > > > <srobertson at ssimicro.com>wrote:
>> > > > > >
>> > > > > > > Well to start with, what problems are you having?
>> > > > > > >
>> > > > > > >
>> > > > > > >
>> > > > > > >  Anyone on this list willing to spend a few minutes talking to
>> me
>> > > > about
>> > > > > > >> downshifting?  Not street, just race corner entry
>> downshifting.
>> > >  I'm
>> > > > > > really
>> > > > > > >> struggling with this on my z-built superbike.  Obviously a
>> > slipper
>> > > > > > clutch is
>> > > > > > >> probably a good answer, but I'd like to learn how to do this
>> > > better
>> > > > > > without
>> > > > > > >> the technology assist.
>> > > > > > >>
>> > > > > > >
>> > > > > > >
>> > > > > >
>> > > > > >
>> > > > > > --
>> > > > > > WERA #104
>> > > > > > OMRRA #104
>> > > > > > WMRRA #104
>> > > > > > http://www.burgiracing.com
>> > > > > >
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>> > > > >
>> > > > >
>> > > > >
>> > > > > --
>> > > > > Vik
>> > > > >
>> > > >
>> > > >
>> > > >
>> > > > --
>> > > >  WERA #104
>> > > > OMRRA #104
>> > > > WMRRA #104
>> > > > http://www.burgiracing.com
>> > > >
>> > > > 2011 Sponsors
>> > > > KFG Racing - http://www.kfgracing.com
>> > > > Vortex Racing - http://www.vortexracing.com
>> > > >
>> > >
>> > >
>> > >
>> > > --
>> > > Vik
>> > >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > --
>> >  WERA #104
>> > OMRRA #104
>> > WMRRA #104
>> > http://www.burgiracing.com
>> >
>> > 2011 Sponsors
>> > KFG Racing - http://www.kfgracing.com
>> > Vortex Racing - http://www.vortexracing.com
>> >
>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> Vik
>>
>
>
>
> --
> WERA #104
> OMRRA #104
> WMRRA #104
> http://www.burgiracing.com
>
> 2011 Sponsors
> KFG Racing - http://www.kfgracing.com
> Vortex Racing - http://www.vortexracing.com
>



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