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  1. Coasting Into Corners....

    You could be right, but feathering the clutch and coasting in are two different things. If the clutch is being feathered, there is some (partial) engine braking. Unless I am misunderstanding, I was left with the impression that this was about coasting in (no engine braking). But as you alluded, it could just be a matter of terminology.
  2. Coasting Into Corners....

    Will, why would you consider rolling into a corner (I assume you mean with the clutch pulled in to disengage the motor)? I've never tried this on purpose, but I've hit a couple of false neutrals braking/shifting into a corner entry, and on one of them, I didn't have enough time or split concentration to successfully pop up into gear before negotiating the turn. I wound up coasting/rolling through the turn, and it was a very uncomfortable feeling. I was concerned the front end would wash from the lack of weight transfer to the rear under throttle. I made it through the turn, but I definately wasn't feeling the bike doing anything that felt good. Ever since, I've been a little paranoid about hitting a F.N. again. Curious....
  3. Suspension Setups For R1's

    Hi R1-Kid, The link you provided is actually the 03 idle settings thread. Below I posted a few threads from the same forum that I feel provide useful R1 suspension information. Thanks! http://www.r1-forum.com/forums/showthread....?threadid=57094 http://www.r1-forum.com/forums/showthread....?threadid=58145 The next link is to a thread on stator covers, but has some very relevant suspension info also, http://www.r1-forum.com/forums/showthread....?threadid=62148 http://www.r1-forum.com/forums/showthread....suspension+link
  4. Gyroscopic Effect

    As I have stated in the R1 forum lengthy and technical discussion on CS vs BS, additional evidence that gyroscopic precession is inconsequential to steering a motorcycle can be found in the common experience that lighter wheels/tires (which have a lesser polar moment of inertia) are easier to steer, despite the fact that by virtue of their decreased rotational mass and polar moment of inertia, they exert a lesser gyroscopic precession force on the vertical axis to lean the bike over.
  5. Draggin' The Line.....

    Hi, In looking over your picture, I see you have the biked leaned over enough to touch your knee down, but you're just not sticking it out enough. There could be many reasons for this.
  6. Trail Braking

    Will, you mentioned that you raised your idle from 1000 to 3000. Did you do this purposefully to decrease engine braking? Or to make blipping precisely in order to rev-match while downshifting easier or less likely to cause the rear to hop? What advantages in cornering,etc, have you noticed by raising the idle?
  7. Trail Braking

    I started to experiment with trail braking after I became relatively proficient quick turning. I found it very easy to trail brake and I find trail braking to be easier (than quick turning). But, I feel like I give up way too much entry and mid corner speed by trail braking so I rarely do it (unless I am attacking or defending, or as Paab noted certain turns). I find that if I have clear track in front of me and I am under no immediate threat from behind, the fastest way (for me) through the turn is to finish my braking, quick turn the bike and get on the friggen? gas. It just works. I agree Steve, that is a great post, and I saved it as well for future reference.
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