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What to do to minimize wheel hop?

Just as the topic states, what suggestions do you guys have on ways to keep wheel hop to a minimum when downshifting? I know there is bliping the throttle, but from some articles I have read and books, they suggest that you should no longer use this medthod. Especially with bikes equipped with slipper clutches. So any ideas?


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Re: What to do to minimize wheel hop?

What kind of bike you have?
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Re: What to do to minimize wheel hop?

If your rear wheel is hopping let the clutch out a little slower with a little blip of the throttle.

Even with a slipper clutch you can't always just dump the clutch in every situation. Some corners on the race track you may be leaned over while dropping a few gears and even with the slipper clutch you have to be smooth.

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Re: What to do to minimize wheel hop?

Drop deuce gears through a hot corner, 'shift lock' get your wheel out sideways and drift itt... pussy
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Re: What to do to minimize wheel hop?

Crank on the brakes and get the rear tire completly off the ground. J/K...

Being smooth is the only way to minimize it. If you don't have a slipper clutch it will be challenging but can be done with some finesse. Those with slipper clutches that are still a little tight will also face a challange. The books that say that dumping the clutch is the way to go are probably assuming that you have a good slipper clutch. I usually don't worry about it to much if the thing starts bouncing as long as it is doing it while i'm still upright. going into turns I just grit my teeth and hope it's stops bouncing before i'm dedicated to my line. usually not a problem though.


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Re: What to do to minimize wheel hop?

training wheels like they have on the bikes at that sick drifting school i saw i want to do that real bad
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Re: What to do to minimize wheel hop?

Dont use the rear brake if its the rear wheel hopping.
takes some getting used to as your brain says brake with both. You can brake quite deep into bends.
Try and stay smooth.
late braking and hard braking will slow you down.
I do some circuits and often practice riding round slower without using any brakes then build up
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Re: What to do to minimize wheel hop?

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Try and stay smooth.
late braking and hard braking will slow you down.
I do some circuits and often practice riding round slower without using any brakes then build up
Very true...that good advice


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Re: What to do to minimize wheel hop?

If you're slowing down that much, its not a bad idea to back it into the turn. Not trying to be a show off, but that's what i usually do. If im only dropping one gear, i downshift without the clutch. If i have to pull in the clutch, i back it in.

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Re: What to do to minimize wheel hop?

On track i never use the rear brake, unless its over the mountain to steady the bike, wheel hopping is caused by clutch control, watch Rossi when they go on his cluth hand, how smooth he is.

If you dont belive me, going into the turn slow, pull the clutch in all the way then get on the rear brake, does it hop??
I didnt think so, or i could be wrong and you have crashed
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More time can be made on the mid and exit of turns than doing the last of the late breakers moves.


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