Coasting in corners

YZfan1230
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7/6/2017 7:05pm Edited Date/Time 7/9/2017 7:11pm
Hey everyone, I've been practicing more and more lately but I find myself letting off the gas early and braking early. The problem is I feel like I'm wayyy too early on the brakes, anybody know any ways i can break that habit?
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7/6/2017 7:07pm Edited Date/Time 7/6/2017 7:16pm
Set up a tire to mark your corner and have a friend put a stick or marker where you brake at. Move the stick closer and closer to the corner and do not let off until the stick, while trying to take the corner as smooth as possible. Stay standing up all the way into the corner and do not sit until you are getting back on the gas, at which point you'll sit and accelerate in one fluid motion. It's easy to want to be on or off, but the key is throttle control, even if that means only being 1/4 throttle through some of the turn.

Elbows up.
wsc96
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7/6/2017 7:12pm
The above sounds like good advice. Also, practice braking in a straight line (no corner) to get a feel for how hard you can brake and how fast you're able to slow down. Once you have a feel for this, judging the point where to do this on the track entering a corner will become easier.
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7/6/2017 7:20pm
dont be a puss, just nail it

like the guy from the train jump video
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7/6/2017 7:21pm
Take your rear brake pedal off like Alex Martin does.

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RickA wrote:
Take your rear brake pedal off like Alex Martin does.
Winner ...
Yep
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7/6/2017 7:32pm
Get a 83 Maico 490 with drum brakes, that way you can be on the brakes all you want, you'll learn brakes are overrated and unnecessary and you'll soon be "King of Corners"or wake up in ambulances alot
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7/6/2017 7:53pm
Yep wrote:
Get a 83 Maico 490 with drum brakes, that way you can be on the brakes all you want, you'll learn brakes are overrated and unnecessary...
Get a 83 Maico 490 with drum brakes, that way you can be on the brakes all you want, you'll learn brakes are overrated and unnecessary and you'll soon be "King of Corners"or wake up in ambulances alot
I laughed and snorted: the infamous "Yama-fix".
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GIwasB4
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coasting = pussy, always gas in, brake harder, gas out....sooner
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Yep wrote:
Get a 83 Maico 490 with drum brakes, that way you can be on the brakes all you want, you'll learn brakes are overrated and unnecessary...
Get a 83 Maico 490 with drum brakes, that way you can be on the brakes all you want, you'll learn brakes are overrated and unnecessary and you'll soon be "King of Corners"or wake up in ambulances alot
On the plus side you will get to meet a lot of nurses.
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Just coast through the corner... I need to keep my dope 10% off FMF sponsorship Tongue
Myke
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7/6/2017 9:08pm
Well according to Doug you should be coasting in.

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Set up a tire to mark your corner and have a friend put a stick or marker where you brake at. Move the stick closer and...
Set up a tire to mark your corner and have a friend put a stick or marker where you brake at. Move the stick closer and closer to the corner and do not let off until the stick, while trying to take the corner as smooth as possible. Stay standing up all the way into the corner and do not sit until you are getting back on the gas, at which point you'll sit and accelerate in one fluid motion. It's easy to want to be on or off, but the key is throttle control, even if that means only being 1/4 throttle through some of the turn.

Elbows up.
Ya, what he said. Make sure to be smooth.
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Yep wrote:
Get a 83 Maico 490 with drum brakes, that way you can be on the brakes all you want, you'll learn brakes are overrated and unnecessary...
Get a 83 Maico 490 with drum brakes, that way you can be on the brakes all you want, you'll learn brakes are overrated and unnecessary and you'll soon be "King of Corners"or wake up in ambulances alot
Hut wrote:
On the plus side you will get to meet a lot of nurses.
Funny you said that, I'm married to a nurse I met in the emergency room, small accident that left no permanent noticeable disfigurement, lost my brake rod (yes young ones, a metal rod) on the opening lap, best race I ever rode after that, then I woke up and saw that angel nurse face, the rest is history


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7/6/2017 10:16pm
Hannah... "Go in deeper, come out harder"

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wildbill wrote:
Hannah... "Go in deeper, come out harder" [img]https://p.vitalmx.com/photos/users/9207/photos/54295/s1600_Hannah_on_the_podium.jpg[/img]
Hannah... "Go in deeper, come out harder"

HOF post right there fellas.
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7/6/2017 11:03pm
Run it in wayyyyy too deep, then let the talent take over.
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flat field, practice the hardest braking possible. then apply to a course
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take the brakes off your bike. Ezpz.

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Yep wrote:
Funny you said that, I'm married to a nurse I met in the emergency room, small accident that left no permanent noticeable disfigurement, lost my brake...
Funny you said that, I'm married to a nurse I met in the emergency room, small accident that left no permanent noticeable disfigurement, lost my brake rod (yes young ones, a metal rod) on the opening lap, best race I ever rode after that, then I woke up and saw that angel nurse face, the rest is history


What a great story!
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I only use my breaks on hills.
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Set up a tire to mark your corner and have a friend put a stick or marker where you brake at. Move the stick closer and...
Set up a tire to mark your corner and have a friend put a stick or marker where you brake at. Move the stick closer and closer to the corner and do not let off until the stick, while trying to take the corner as smooth as possible. Stay standing up all the way into the corner and do not sit until you are getting back on the gas, at which point you'll sit and accelerate in one fluid motion. It's easy to want to be on or off, but the key is throttle control, even if that means only being 1/4 throttle through some of the turn.

Elbows up.
This is all you need to know in one post. If you can afford it, get a 125 smoker. Nothing teaches you carrying the speed into the corners like a 125.
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GIwasB4 wrote:
coasting = pussy, always gas in, brake harder, gas out....sooner
coasting through corners seemed to work great for dungey , CP 377 etc
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7/7/2017 4:49am
Set up an oval track with straightaways maybe 100' long, just enough to be in third lugging or second revving. Then just do laps one way for five minutes, and then the other, always trying to pick up the pace. You need to get your brain used to what kind of speed is possible for you, and with practice this will make anyone faster into, through and out of corners.

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7/7/2017 5:11am
brimx153 wrote:
coasting through corners seemed to work great for dungey , CP 377 etc
They didn't coast through corners, they menaged the throttle. Coasting means rolling without using power.
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7/7/2017 5:19am
brimx153 wrote:
coasting through corners seemed to work great for dungey , CP 377 etc
Turbojez wrote:
They didn't coast through corners, they menaged the throttle. Coasting means rolling without using power.
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7/7/2017 5:23am
brimx153 wrote:
coasting through corners seemed to work great for dungey , CP 377 etc
Turbojez wrote:
They didn't coast through corners, they menaged the throttle. Coasting means rolling without using power.
brimx153 wrote:
Ryno teaches the same
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brimx153 wrote:
coasting through corners seemed to work great for dungey , CP 377 etc
Turbojez wrote:
They didn't coast through corners, they menaged the throttle. Coasting means rolling without using power.
brimx153 wrote:
"Very softly, constant power", carrying momentum, not coasting. Even slightly opening the throttle means he's not coasting. He also said not to use the clutch on the 4 stroke.
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YZfan1230 wrote:
Hey everyone, I've been practicing more and more lately but I find myself letting off the gas early and braking early. The problem is I feel...
Hey everyone, I've been practicing more and more lately but I find myself letting off the gas early and braking early. The problem is I feel like I'm wayyy too early on the brakes, anybody know any ways i can break that habit?
Stay on the gas longer!


Either on the gas or on the brakes, no coasting.
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How early is early?

RC said at his school, it used to be shut it down late as possible on two strokes. Now get it done early and drive through on four strokes.

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