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post #11 of 12 Old 01-06-2017, 03:35 AM
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Here's a thought...as I pre-throttle, stopped on a hill, can I use the initial rolling back movement as an indication to work the throttle and clutch. Because I think that'll allow me to follow a kind of process...if that makes any sense.
If I'm understanding correctly, you want to gauge how the bike's clutch engages by letting it roll back and then clutch-out/throttle to go forward?

Yes, you can do that if that's comfortable for you. Go find a sloped driveway, let your bike roll back a little as you practice giving it throttle to go forward. Pretty much just bouncing back and forth. This is fine if you're experienced and can get the clutch to grab quick before letting the bike roll back too far.

If you're at a stop, some cars might be too close, and you don't wanna roll back into them. IMO, I'd really just work on having your foot on the rear brake, then engaging your clutch that way. Unless you're stomping hard onto the rear brake, you're not going to be dragging it when you start going forward. You'll feel the clutch grab, and it'll roll..so you release the rear brake from there. Simple.
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IMO, I'd really just work on having your foot on the rear brake, then engaging your clutch that way. Unless you're stomping hard onto the rear brake, you're not going to be dragging it when you start going forward. You'll feel the clutch grab, and it'll roll..so you release the rear brake from there. Simple.
It's interesting you say this, because when I was stopped atop that steep hill, I really had my right foot stomped on the rear brake and stalled when going. I had this happen on occasion on smaller hill stops and even downhills. I think to be engaging the rear brake way more than I need to and is causing me to mistime my clutch and throttle.

I'll try only using as much rear brake to stop rolling, as necessary. Think I had more success with that.
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