some advice re: downshifting in corner entry
randygrein at comcast.net
Thu May 12 08:07:51 PDT 2011
Yup - slipper. Listen to the revs, he downshifts and the revs aren't
matched to speed - and if I'm not mistaken it sounds like he's not
slowing much initially. Without a slipper (on an SV at least) redline
would be greatly exceeded and you'll blow a lot of engines.
On May 12, 2011, at 2:43 AM, Jo Rhett wrote:
> Hm. I find it notable that in this video Jason does his downshifts
> like I do now -- very early in the corner. I'm sure the slipper
> clutch helps, but this is notable.
> On May 11, 2011, at 3:43 PM, Aaron Turner 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
>> +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
>> Aaron Turner
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