some advice re: downshifting in corner entry
Dave & Tracy Thomas
dave193 at rogers.com
Thu May 19 19:49:30 PDT 2011
obviously you are not a novice and I hope you did not take my suggestion as
so but when I struggle in the other sports that I play I always find that
going back to the basics helps me get to were I want to go. Especially after
going though a major style change. Or trying to learn a new skill. Dave
From: Jo Rhett
Sent: Thursday, May 19, 2011 12:38 PM
To: Suzuki SV650 Mailing List
Subject: Re: some advice re: downshifting in corner entry
Thanks, Dave -- but I'm a bit past that point as a rider. Depending on the
corner, I do as much as 70% of my braking after the bike is turned in.
And again, this isn't a situation where I'm trying to go faster than before.
It's a situation where I'm trying to get back to where I was before I made a
change in body weight during braking.
On May 18, 2011, at 6:35 PM, Dave & Tracy Thomas wrote:
> I believe it was Kenny Roberts that said sometime you have to slow down to
> go fast. I.E. charging into corners and late braking sometimes compresses
> to much information for the rider, and upsets the balance of the bike. Try
> to do most of your braking up right set your corner speed early and be in
> the gear that you want to start accelerating out of the corner at the
> apex. most important is to be smooth and consistent. Just a thought Dave
> -----Original Message----- From: Jo Rhett
> Sent: Tuesday, May 17, 2011 2:02 PM
> To: Suzuki SV650 Mailing List
> Subject: Re: some advice re: downshifting in corner entry
> See my previous post on this. I'm not trying to go faster, I'm trying to
> recover to the same speed I had before making a change Ken Hill advised.
> I'm down to within 2 seconds of my previous times, and I am faster out of
> the corner, but I'm losing whole seconds on corner entry as compared to
> On May 12, 2011, at 11:44 AM, vik anderson wrote:
>> You're looking ot go faster, right? You have a lot more to be gained by
>> going faster in the fast parts. You're not going fast enough that hard
>> braking is going to be paying you the biggest dividends. You need to
>> worry a
>> lot more about your drive out of the corners.
>> It sounds to me like you are making a classic mistake, which is trying to
>> make up time in hard braking zones. It's a lot of effort for not a lot of
>> return. Once you get down to 47's, then you will need to find a tenth of
>> second here and another tenth there; but, when you are looking to drop
>> seconds, look for places where you can make up one or two seconds.
>> You don't need a slipper clutch. You need to get on the throttle sooner
>> and power out of the corners. You need to hold that throttle absolutley
>> pinned pretty much everywhere you're not on the brakes.
> Jo Rhett / velociRaptor Racing
> #553 WERA / AFM
Jo Rhett / velociRaptor Racing
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