Matching Engine Speed with Road speed

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  1. Sintwo

    Sintwo Crews: Trojan, Bike, SoCal, WallStreet, Fitness

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    I'm planning on getting a bike sometime in the future, probably starting 2006. As of now, I'm just trying to learn everything I can about them.

    I was reading about matching engine speed with road speed--and to clarify whether i understand this concept correctly I wanted to bounce this example of you guys.

    The basic idea is to match the RPM of the engine in relation to the gear to produce the speed matching the speed that you're going at. So if i was in 3rd and was doing 5000 rpm at 50 miles an hour and I wanted to down shift, I'd clutch, drop gear, rev up a couple thousand rpm, and release the clutch?
     
  2. KDXman

    KDXman New Member

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    yeah basically that is the idea, release the clutch slowly so you can adjust for however far off you are. so if it starts to engine brake on you rev it more and if it starts to go too fast then back off a bit but it seems kind of second nature once you are doing it.
     
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    are u talking about bliping the throttle?
     
  4. Sintwo

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    i guess?
     
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    have you ever driven a manual before?
     
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    The idea behind it is to smoothly transition from a higher gear to a lower one without upsetting the suspension much if at all.
    As you ride, you'll notice that when you hit the gas, the front of the bike unloads (gets lighter)
    If you do this mid-corner and are riding near the traction limits, you could very well find you and your bike sliding off the road...or worse yet discover what flight actually feels like (a highside)

    You pull the clutch in and downshift
    begin blipping the throttle to bring engine speed up to match the gear you're going to. If the motor turns 5000 rpm doing 60 in 3rd gear and you are loafing along at 4000rpm in 4th, you'd want to try and get the engine speed up to 5000 before letting the all the way out.
    let clutch out and maintain engine speed until you are ready to accelerate out of the turn, then roll on the throttle SMOOTHLY!!!
     
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    The more you do it, the more comfortable you will get with it. Take the MSF course, they will explain it more.
     
  8. Sintwo

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    I took the msf course. They didnt mention anything about countersteering or about engine speed v ground speed.
     
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    Really? Did they teach anything then? Ours went over both Rev matching and countersteering? Where are you located?
     
  10. Sintwo

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    Los angeles-i took my class in santa clarita by six flags in SoCal.
     
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    As did ours in Ft. Lauderdale years ago.
     
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    how can they not talking about countersteering? how can you turn with speeds above 15mph :hsugh: , i think countersteering was taught during the first classroom lesson
     
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    Once you get on the bike you will realize that this will come naturally........
     

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