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Old 08-05-2006, 08:34 PM
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Originally Posted by DucatiJeff
Great articles Dave. "Trail Braking" is something I swear by and "NO BRAKING" is excellent practice for those wanting to work on skills relating to engine/power management in conjuction with "throttle blipping". There have been many rides that I have been on over the years where I have made it a point for practice to never let anyone see my brake lights come on. This is why I recommend the track to everyone. You do not have to be a racer or even a "want-to-be". It's all about training and practice in a controlled environment. If there are any new riders who would like to plan a street ride to the mountains for some skills work - I think it would be a lot of fun. I'll be glad to share what I have learned and I'm sure there are some others here who would gladly join in the mix.


I'm a big fan of blipping the throttle and letting the drag of the engine get me down to the desired corner speed. I used to do that a lot on the Triumph with that LOUD WOLF EXHAUST and it would scare the hell out of Juan.

On the Honda, I have noticed I have to make sure to set up for the corner with the revs up higher than I used to. That took some getting used to, but I like it now. I'm cooking through the corners with an average speed of 5-10 mph faster than the Triumph.
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