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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 04-09-2019, 10:29 AM Thread Starter
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Engine braking on the streets?

I see alot of posts where riders are removing engine breaking from their bikes. Is this just a track only thing, or do you guys ride like that on the streets?

I tried this once but, it was way to terrifying, especially taking corners/curves where the bike just wants to accelerate. Never mind if you come in too hot. What says you guys?

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I would be interested in knowing this too. I would think its for track use. I would immagine there is nothing worse for a racer than to down shift and have waaaay to much engine brake. I can almost stop with out hitting the brakes to much. When I let off the throttle, the engine brakes are awesome on my 17. hahahaha.

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Engine breaking for me is great on the streets. I wouldn't want to ride without it. Track use is a different story
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post #4 of 27 (permalink) Old 04-11-2019, 09:54 AM
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Re: Engine braking on the streets?

I turned down the engine braking on mine and I feel like I actually have more control when stopping now, that’s just my personal opinion don’t take that as fact but when I turned it down it felt a lot better and I only do street.

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I turned down the engine braking on mine and I feel like I actually have more control when stopping now, that’s just my personal opinion don’t take that as fact but when I turned it down it felt a lot better and I only do street.
How much did you turn it down?
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How much did you turn it down?
Not sure how to measure it but I sent out my Ecu to vcyclenut and told him to take off a good bit. He did not disappoint with the flash.

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Re: Engine braking on the streets?

Engines are for going.
Brakes are for stopping.
Just my 2c.

I have seen too many times someone depend on engine braking, then miss a gear or hit a false neutral and end part of the scenery.
On the track, of course, but the same applies to the street.
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Re: Engine braking on the streets?

I Like engine braking i can be a bit scary at first but if you can control your throttle application, know the sounds/feel/rpm, etc. of which gear your in and don't down shift inside the turn :p. I down shift, what feels like, 50 feet before a turn maybe apply light brakes if the engine didn't slow me down enough find the speed I want for the turn and hold at that rpm till the apex of the turn and then accelerate and since the bikes in a lower gear it accelerates way smoother. I don't ride track yet but I'm going for it this summer I feel like engine braking who be an advantage on the track. Also my theory, most people crash because they use they're brakes in turns or slick areas but if you use your engine its more of a steady stopping force so you wont lose traction.

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I Like engine braking i can be a bit scary at first but if you can control your throttle application, know the sounds/feel/rpm, etc. of which gear your in and don't down shift inside the turn :p. I down shift, what feels like, 50 feet before a turn maybe apply light brakes if the engine didn't slow me down enough find the speed I want for the turn and hold at that rpm till the apex of the turn and then accelerate and since the bikes in a lower gear it accelerates way smoother. I don't ride track yet but I'm going for it this summer I feel like engine braking who be an advantage on the track. Also my theory, most people crash because they use they're brakes in turns or slick areas but if you use your engine its more of a steady stopping force so you wont lose traction.
if your setting your corner speed before the slowest point of the turn and running neutral throttle, your losing to much time,[not talking long sweepers] brake later and lighter,
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if your setting your corner speed before the slowest point of the turn and running neutral throttle, your losing to much time,[not talking long sweepers] brake later and lighter,
^^^This

Watch a real race on TV. If they are not on the gas, they are on the brakes. Never coasting.
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