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  1. I do not have any issues with turning in on maintenance throttle, but to first brake, then go to maintenance throttle and only then turn seems at best complicated to me. Especially for a beginner. Timing seems incredibly difficult, particularly for a novice or someone clumsy like me. Also, for racing, I reckon it would quickly cause havoc if a rider were to brake much sooner then anybody else. However, that was why I asked the question in the first place; are there any track corner where this would clearly be the preferred way, so much so that every racer would brake prematurely (compared to most corners) in order to cut the lap time?
  2. A tuner and coach - there is a video on utube, but I understand that is best left unlinked - gives a student advice of braking, then giving the bike maintenance throttle and only then turn at a particular corner. To me, as a trail braker, this sounds weird, but are there situations where this is the best approach?
  3. Page 83, as you can see in the link. But it was also repeated later in the book, although I do not recall at what page.
  4. According to RaceTech, more trail means more grip, but they does not explain why. Because it actually sounds counter-intuitive to me, I wonder if anybody hear can elaborate on the topic? https://books.google.no/books?id=GWR_H3cMRLoC&pg=PA83&lpg=PA83&dq="more+trail"++"more+grip"&source=bl&ots=HayV9z0msk&sig=ACfU3U2UbgjhvKZ57B5t5H6sWolXIGe2JA&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwip2oSB5MHkAhX4xcQBHbRNDeAQ6AEwAXoECDEQAQ#v=onepage&q="more trail" "more grip"&f=false
  5. New to this thread, but no. 3 vision is by far the most important skill on public roads. And the skill I would most want to improve is wide vision. Actually, I can do it, but not for long and never under stress. Could I learn to do it all the time? Perhaps. But I am not sure at all. I'm 55 and I still bump into all kind of stuff, lack the ability to understand my place in space/my surroundings, and am really poorly coordinated in general. Even stuff I practice every time I ride or drive, like clutch/gear/throttle coordination does not become better. It is in my genes, literally. I would like to add one more thing, and that is that those who never challenge their own limits or their bike's, but stay well inside of what they can control, have the fewest accidents. Even those who only use the rear brake for stopping. Leave enough margin to stop in time, and only the crazy unexpected can bite. But where is the fun in that
  6. That sounds right to me. As long as we are under control - and what we can control can be practiced and learned and expanded - we can act in a calculated way. But once you are out of control, you will revert to your personal SRs. With practice, and also personal abilities will help here, there is a grey zone where you are out of control, but still able to fight the SRs and act in a manner practiced. This could be looking into/around a corner despite the feeling of having entered too fast. However, if you enter way too fast, I reckon SRs will strike. For some, SRs will strike early and hard, others can be cooler customers. Still, at one stage I reckon panic will take over for everyone. We can see this every now and then on TV even with the very best MotoGP racers, where they appear target fixate and go straight (off the road) when entering a corner too fast, even though it appears that the speed did get low enough to turn before they left the asphalt and hit the gravel. Then you have MM, who doesn't seem to have SRs at all 😁
  7. I found this interesting, which likely is the death knell for this topic
  8. You could add the surprise with å flashing lamp. No lamp, go straight or into å gentle corner, lamp turned on, turn hard. Even better if you could have lamps for left and right, and nothing for straight on. Light must come on almost too late.
  9. What spring to mind is a big space with a painted corner outline, but with tons of runoff. Each rider could then charge the corner, based on their own limitations, with no risk of crashing while going too fast to (belive they can) make the corner. By always adding enough speed to maintain this "I cannot make this " you should hopefully have a similar training situation to that of the airplane.
  10. - and keep track of your suspension. Or so say him
  11. Compare video above to these
  12. I will admit I was surprised to see how minute the movement of the triple tree is in this video during change of direction.
  13. I find it easy to do (with the front brake and throttle) on the road, but not sure my brain could cope when riding at the very limit.
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