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post #61 of 64 (permalink) Old 11-05-2012, 10:16 AM
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You get a majority of the breaking done on the center of the tire if you can. Maximizes traction while no cornering forces are on the tire. You can keep braking into the corner, but with less force while you start turning in. The lessened braking allows you to setup your body position for the corner. It's a serious course in multitasking, so it takes a while. Sooner or later you don't even think about it, it happens naturally.

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You get a majority of the breaking done on the center of the tire if you can. Maximizes traction while no cornering forces are on the tire. You can keep braking into the corner, but with less force while you start turning in. The lessened braking allows you to setup your body position for the corner. It's a serious course in multitasking, so it takes a while. Sooner or later you don't even think about it, it happens naturally.
I'm already trail braking. I have no issue with taking point. But rather what muscles to use to brace body. Theoretically, the weight is supposed to be off the arms. So have to use the knees and lower body to grip the bike while braking. But also, supposed to get body in position for turn before the turn. So this is what I can't get. Butt cheek off and weight off hands. How?!


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Sorry "taking" = "braking". Damn autocorrect


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post #64 of 64 (permalink) Old 11-13-2012, 04:56 AM
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You should watch a few YouTube videos on proper downshifting and a great book to read is twist if the wrist !
Now as far as only using motor breaking which is what I always did it turns out not such a great idea even thow I prefer it here why - brake pads are always cheaper than engine work ! The proper way to down shift is - break -clutch - down shift - match revs by blipping all in a smooth fluid motion - that's the correct way now Geting it right is the pain in the ass ! I've been working more on my counter steering - figured if I can hold a Bette line threw the turn I can maintain a higher speed


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