Use brakes and not the engine to stop or slow down your bike.Originally posted by JimmyG
but what you're trying to slow down (and maybe even trying to come to a comeplete stop)? also does'nt rev matching eliminate the need for engine breaking and not "make it smoother"? or should they both be used in tandem?
If you use two fingers when braking and your brake lever is correctly adjusted, you should be able to "slide" your fingers over the brake lever while blipping the throttle. Just try to keep the braking pressure consistent while blipping throttle.Originally posted by rdandy5875
I have the hardest time accurately blipping the throttle WHILE braking.
the new RR has a slipper clutch which doesnt allow the rear to lock up & hop while down shifting.Originally posted by Andy_7676
matched engine speed to tire speed...
makes downshifting smoother so you dont run the risk of locking your rear under heavy engine braking....
I also think it's slightly easier on the bike...
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As mentioned earlier, the point is to use the brakes to slow you down, not the engine. Downshifting should be done to get you in the proper gear to exit a corner.Originally posted by thewzard
Im not exactly sure I understand the purpose. So one would only do this when engine braking on a curve/turn? Or always do this when downshifting?
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Use only your index finger to break, believe me that is enough - just practice breaking with the index finger, you'll see that you get all the brake you need. With the remaining fingers, it will be easier to blip the throttle to match engine rpm's with the lower gear ratio. Remember if you use the engine as a brake the engine will brake.Originally posted by cyberdos
grab the front brake with your three outer fingers and blip with the index and thumb. Also, unless you are throttling with your foot, your back brake might help
Bliping is not to stop. It's just to slow you down or to get into the right gear when cornering.
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