Braking by Nick Ienatsch

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by outlaws justice, Jul 3, 2012.

  1. Barry

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    Yeah... the rear brake quiets it some (on my wife's TTR125 indoors). The 560 SMR I learned to ride without the slipper. Then I got a slipper in there and it was all sunshine and roses. HUGE difference in riding the bike hard.

    I can tell you if the bike gets squirrely, DO NOT pull the clutch in, just ride it out.

    Barry
  2. Motogymkhanaman

    Motogymkhanaman Been here awhile

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  3. crofrog

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    That's a pretty good article and that 125 trace in the picture was what I was talking about earlier about not returning to center.

    I knew you could brake hard while leaned over a bit, now I know why.

    It also explains to an extent why sm riders back it in. It's going to be less likely to do a stoppie which means more grip can be used for stopping.
  4. Tripped1

    Tripped1 Likely Lost.

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    I've pulled the rear wheel off the ground with maybe a 20* learn. Its really quite amazing how good new tire technology is. I didn't do that with warmed slicks, that was performance street tires, not even DOTs.
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    Harvey Krumpet Been here awhile

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    Yup, It's only recently I have actually started pushing my rubber, wet & dry and yeah, they stick like araldite if you ride well.
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    Tripped1 Likely Lost.

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    Truth to be told if I was riding well I wouldn't have had the ass end in the air coming into a decreasing radius turn. I wasn't aggressive enough to finish the pass before hand so I had to check up.
  7. crofrog

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    Not surprising.
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    I was watching "Faster" last night and noted a phrase in the movie, "GP bikes will brake at 2.5 G." That seems unrealistic to me? Anybody know of any telemetry to support that? And I noted the rear wheel being carried off pavement for a long way during high speed braking. Whoever posted that one could threshold trail brake while being leaned over and carrying the rear to about 20 degrees off verticle seems to be correct. The movie supported that in a cuppla places. Not that every rider was doing that on every corner. But it happened often enough that it seems to be no problemo for the Aliens. Natchurlly, street riders are not going to make a habit of that. Nor do you see much of that on IOM-type vids. There were other marvels in the film only brought out by the super, high def, super slo-mo parts.

    For racers on 30psi tires, one would think that the slo-mo heavy braking would show a much more flattened and squirmy front contact patch?

    Also, there was a part talking about crash rates for the Aliens compared to me and my fellow mere mortal track day riders. No surprise there. But it is disheartening to be so clearly reminded that I have no comparative riding talent.
  9. crofrog

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    In that PDF provided above the WSBK's where braking at about 1.5 and the 125GP bikes where doing about 1.

    What was there crash rate before hand, also how many times did Rossi hit the pavement? Seems like more than most people I know do in a season.
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  11. outlaws justice

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    New Season for many getting ready to kick off here in the North, thought I would push this to the top!
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    Thanks for that, wouldn't have seen this otherwise. Great article & thread with knowledgeable dialogue. I've been working on subtle , smooth(er) inputs entering & exiting corners. Trail braking takes awhile to become 2nd nature but I have been carrying brake application into a corner in order to "smooth out" suspension action.
    It's resources like this, "Proficiency in Moto.." & Lee Parks classes that have played a big role in smoothing out my learning curve.

    Like Gary LaPlante (http://www.motoventures.com/) always say's: "Practice, practice, practice"

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  13. outlaws justice

    outlaws justice Long timer

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    Since I was messaged about this again, Please take a moment to read this.

    The Pace 2.0 Where Nick takes the Time to Clarify what was written in the pace and actually takes time to make corrections as well.

    http://www.cycleworld.com/2013/09/1...the-pace-motorcycle-safety-and-riding-skills/

    Dwoodward, you can do as suggested, try the stuff, if you don't like it don't use it but please don't blast others who are using it to improve. He states right in the article, don't take his word for it, I don't, I go out and try things, learn from those who ride better than I do and work to become a better rider.