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Scare Factor & Clutching

Right let me clarify what the hell I'm on about. I'm used to riding my NSR250, I rode my 250 2-stroke beasty for the best part of 2 years... getting off the lights was always a blast... swing the tacho upto around 7500 then quickly let the clutch out and away we go... nice and controlled sitting right in the power band.

Now... I have my 929... the unknown 4-stroke quantity. I know that my 929 has a sh*tload more power than my NSR so I must admit I'm a tad scared of it... and find myself slipping my clutch through the intersection and always pulling away with maybe 3000-4000rpms due to the fear of popping the front up.

So my question... what type of throttle opening and clutching would be recommended...? I know it sounds silly and stuff but I'm just a little hesitant on my 929 & would like some other input from you guys (and girls for that matter!).

My 929 is bog stock!
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Re: Scare Factor & Clutching

when i take off i dont slip the clutch i just do it like i would in a car nice and smoothly/. u dont have to rev the engine up to get it off the line quick, u can just let the clutch out slowly at first then quick and give it a abit of thottle to puddle along.
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Re: Scare Factor & Clutching

Just ease the clutch till the bike starts to move then just a touch of throttle and off you go.......smooth and easy. It takes alot more to get it up on the back wheel than you think.

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Re: Scare Factor & Clutching

Thanks guys, I did think that it was harder than I thought to get the front wheel up... it's just after riding something like my NSR you get lazy with your clutch work since you don't really experience engine braking.

I shall endevour to try out my off the line technique with a little more bravado!
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Can you smell that?...mmm 2 stroke
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Re: Scare Factor & Clutching

Find yourself a nice deserted bit of road and pratice taking off. once you get the feel of the power and the clutch, life is so much easier..

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.....u can just let the clutch out slowly at first then quick and give it a abit of thottle to puddle along.
that sounds about right
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Find yourself a nice deserted bit of road and pratice taking off. once you get the feel of the power and the clutch, life is so much easier..

Z...
Thats good advice IMO.

The only way to get the fear out is to find a nice "clean & deserted" road and just practice. You will get the tire skyward bound at least once but at least you will get an idea of how much gas/clutch it takes to do it.

This is the method my buddy used b/c it used to scare the crap out of him too. Now he launches like a madman and if the wheel comes up its no big deal b/c he got used to it.
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Re: Scare Factor & Clutching

lean on the tank rev it up to 5500 rpm and drop the clutch. thats my take on leaving a redlight.
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Re: Scare Factor & Clutching

I think I will find myself said empty space and try said techniques... though the dumping of the clutch at 5500 sounds a little hairy to me!

Thanks again, I'm glad I'm not the only one that has faced the 'blade with a little bit of fear!
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I think I will find myself said empty space and try said techniques... though the dumping of the clutch at 5500 sounds a little hairy to me!

Thanks again, I'm glad I'm not the only one that has faced the 'blade with a little bit of fear!
Its not only you. Coming off my bike and riding any one of my buddies SS bike always get me a little pumped b/c trying to launch one like I launch mine is always interesting being they have 40+ more HP then my bike
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