some advice re: downshifting in corner entry

Chris Burgess chris at chrisburgess.com
Thu May 12 09:42:05 PDT 2011


No slipper on Jason's bike if I recall correctly from someone who is one of
his instructors.  He teaches using the clutch yourself to be the slipper.

On Thu, May 12, 2011 at 8:07 AM, Randy Grein <randygrein at comcast.net> wrote:

> 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.
> Randy Grein
>
>
> 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 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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>>
>> --
>> Jo Rhett /  velociRaptor Racing
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>>
>>
>


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