how to shift from 4th gear to 3nd gear?
Hey everyone. I'm a new rider but understand the concepts of rev matching from my car racing background.
In cars we have this thing called "heal & toe" and i'm comfortable applying this technique to motorcycle. I get on the breaks, press the clutch, blip the throttle slightly as I go to a lower gear and release the clutch. I can do this smoothly without a problem.
My question is more regarding daily riding.
Here is the situation:
4th gear on the highway and I want to go to 3rd for better acceleration.
In a car this is my procedure:
Stay in the throttle but only slightly so that when I press the clutch, the rpm's slowly creep up. Then I go to 3rd and release the clutch at precisely the right moment to "catch" the rpm for the 3rd gear.
In a motorcycle I lack the throttle sensitivity to make this work. Probably because i'm new and the engine is so "revv happy".
The only thing that works for me now is the following:
let off the throttle for a quick millisecond (decelerating)
Push in the clutch, blip the throttle and go to 3rd gear.
The problem I have with the way I do it now is the slight deceleration of closing the throttle completely.
Maybe someone knows what i'm talking about here?