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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-14-2004, 01:43 AM Thread Starter
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Donut advice...

So I'm working on donuts and one foot down donuts are no prob but I really want to graduate to foot-off. I am looking for advice to bring it around smoothly without highsiding, which I did last time no big whoop but my question is how aggressive are you on the typically gas when you are rolling? I'm on my 4fi, so at like 8k? When I got tossed, when I was about half way around the tire grabbed (I was at 7k I'd guess on a grippy road, following from a 1 foot down donut). Maybe it's better to stick with lighting it up while rolling slow?

I've been practicing in country 2 lane nice roads, but next time out I'll search for a parking lot in an industrial park for a little more space, which will probably help a lot... Any advice?
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more gas, you don't want that tire to hook up
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-15-2004, 12:04 AM Thread Starter
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Cool, makes sense. That should help the stability as well...

I'll post the results in the next couple days.

Since it's about time for some new buns I figure it's time to step up...
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-17-2004, 12:52 AM
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for learning, air the tire up so it does'nt hook up as 35psi. The more rpm's the faster u go round.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-17-2004, 12:55 AM Thread Starter
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Advice worked GixxerNick, sweet. Only one little highside that I was almost able to catch and a bunch of my first rolling circles tonight. I had a lot of time off riding through much of college, it's nice to get the rust off. Talk about some fun. For what it's worth I'll post a picture soon. Now time to get the wheelies down...
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Right on. I think we posted at about the same time, JackassRR. I'm running 40 in the back for now and 30 up front. I think that helped as before I was a bit lower in the back. But once I started getting a hang of it I could feel that the back end really swang easily: lower pressure will help the control but make it easier to high-side and harder to light up, then? And I felt that with the R's up, it starts swinging fast pretty easily. Its a balance. The first time around I actually stopped the bike from too much front brake. But once you get it together it really feels nice!
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