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Old 07-02-2010, 06:43 AM
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I was wondering, what does blipping the throttle do and how its done properly?
 
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Old 07-02-2010, 08:00 AM
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It matches the RPMs the the speed of your bike. When down shifting, give it a quick twist of the throttle and let go of the clutch when the RPMs are high. This will prevent the back end from getting loose, some wheel hop, and it makes the down shifting smoother.
 
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It's what you do on a Harley when stopped at a light, keeps the engine from stalling
 
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Old 07-02-2010, 02:01 PM
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LOL..... Touche
 
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Its a technique to match the speed of the engine to the wheel while down shifting. Its most important under braking or in a corner to keep the rear wheel from getting loose in a sticky situation.

From my experience performance driving in cars its something that you don't need day to day but if you want to have the technique when you need it and want it to be perfect - just do it all the time. I'm still figuring it out on a bike as it requires some tricky work with the fingers on the brake and throttle but I'm working on it as awkward as it seems since I want to have that technique in my arsenal. It was just as awkward when I started using toe-heel in a car but I stuck with it and I now pretty much can't drive a stick shift without doing it by habit.
 
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Cool. Thanks for your replies guys!
 
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There are a few guys around town that "blip" their throttle when downshifting. I find it to be quite amusing. Unless you are at the track, there really isn't any need to do it on the street. It's used for rev matching so that the rear end stays smooth.

Now, on my old hopped up suzuki gs, I'll blip the throttle, but that's just because it's got a stiff clutch and a tiny rear tire.
 
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Old 07-10-2010, 02:49 PM
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Originally Posted by brveagle View Post
There are a few guys around town that "blip" their throttle when downshifting. I find it to be quite amusing. Unless you are at the track, there really isn't any need to do it on the street. It's used for rev matching so that the rear end stays smooth.

Now, on my old hopped up suzuki gs, I'll blip the throttle, but that's just because it's got a stiff clutch and a tiny rear tire.
Let me see if I understand this. There's no need to be "smooth" when you're on the street?
 
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Originally Posted by sparkman View Post
Let me see if I understand this. There's no need to be "smooth" when you're on the street?
Think about it for a second. On the street, very rarely will you be banging down through the gears at redline while braking at 100%.

At the track this happens every corner.
 
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****! I can't help blipping the throttle!! Love the sound it makes

On a practical side it makes my dick seem bigger

Hope this helps, if you need any other reasons, don't hesitate to PM me
 

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