some advice re: downshifting in corner entry

Chris Burgess chris at chrisburgess.com
Wed May 11 13:43:04 PDT 2011


Good.  What was the organization that held club motorcycle races at Laguna
Seca in the past two years?  I'd love to go to Laguna and race my SV.

-Chris

On Wed, May 11, 2011 at 1:41 PM, vik anderson <eeeeek at gmail.com> wrote:

> I know the difference between track days and racing, thank you. ;)
>
> I'm talking races, for licensed racers only and they were absolutley
> advertized. There were good turnouts, mainly of AFM, WSMC and WERA racers.
> Elena Meyers won the race in 2009 and if I remember correctly, Jeremy Toye
> won in 2010.
> 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.
> > > > > > > > >>
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > >
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> > > > > > > Vik
> > > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
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> > > > > > --
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> > > > > --
> > > > > Vik
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> > > >
> > > >
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> > > Vik
> > >
> >
> >
> >
> > --
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> --
> Vik
>



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