Suzuki GSXR Forum banner
1 - 13 of 13 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
266 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
What's the deal with that? It's been happening alot lately, I guess I changed something about the way I brake for turns. Lately when I'm setting up for a turn carrying a little speed, I'll downshift and my rear tire scrubs a little.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
916 Posts
you are probley going too fast for the gear your downshifting too. thats the only thing i can think of.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
927 Posts
try revving the throttle a little when you downshift to make the shift a little smoother. If you are downshifting and just dumping the clutch then the jump in revs could be causing the slip assuming you are at high enough rpms when you downshift.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
13 Posts
Try using your brakes more and slow down farther before downshifting. You are going to fast for the gear you are selecting. This is why they make slipper clutches. Your brakes are your friend, use them more.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
9,268 Posts
Try using your brakes more and slow down farther before downshifting. You are going to fast for the gear you are selecting. This is why they make slipper clutches. Your brakes are your friend, use them more.
Or too low of revs for the gear selected. Shifting is an art. Too many people are losing that artistic technique with some of the modern equipment that is out there.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,371 Posts
yea some one suggested "rev-matching" earlier. try that
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
322 Posts
blip the throttle on the down shifts to smooth it out,even new bikes with slipper clutches still lock the rear wheel on hard/fast downshifts,i blip the throttle down shifting to stop the rear locking....:thumbup:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,007 Posts
could also have to do with your body position and your bikes position when your setting up for the turn. is your bike completely upright or are you shifting as you start to turn in. Your body determines the weight distribution and that determines traction as well as other things so that might have to do with it as well.....Are your tires heated up? Are they still good tires? There are a lot of things that can come into play but the high revs will def kick you sideways a little bit, be safe out there!
 
1 - 13 of 13 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top