some advice re: downshifting in corner entry

Aaron Turner synfinatic at gmail.com
Wed May 11 16:26:35 PDT 2011


"as early as possible" is relative :)

But yeah, I apply the brake, then downshift.  Pretty sure I'm not half
way through my braking though- especially for turns where I'm trail
braking.

On Wed, May 11, 2011 at 3:49 PM, Chris Burgess <chris at chrisburgess.com> wrote:
> That's awesome to do...if you have spare revs to do it.  On the SV I
> wouldn't do it.
>
> On Wed, May 11, 2011 at 3:43 PM, Aaron Turner <synfinatic at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Interesting... I know a number of people (Jason Pridmore for example)
>> who say "get your down shifts done as early as possible".  Key thing
>> was to be really slow on letting out the clutch on the last downshift.
>>
>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOax2ftgbNU
>>
>> +1 on the 3500rpm idle... has helped me a fair bit IMHO.
>>
>>
>> On Wed, May 11, 2011 at 3:37 PM,  <pattonme at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> > Brake first, shift later. I'm halfway thru braking before I even pull the
>> clutch and by then rpms are down around 6k. Do the down shifts and then feed
>> the motor in. It helps if your idle is set to say 3500rpm and you've
>> practiced throttle control such that when you are shifting the gas is left
>> cracked. That way the rpm isn't far off.
>> >
>> > Basically the keith code method.
>> > Sent via BlackBerry from T-Mobile
>> >
>> >
>>
>>
>>
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