Track riders, what's your throttle handle grip?

RiderInRed

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Ok, so I stumbled upon this video that talks about how you transition from 2 fingers on the break to full hand on throttle. The technique involves rolling your hand forward a little and then gripping it, so at full throttle you don't have a 90° wrist/forearm position.

Makes sense. Works well. I do this too. But How do you transition back from that to breaking? Because what I've noticed is I tend to just throw my two fingers on the brakes again and roll back the throttle. This however ends up with throttle not being fully closed. How do you manage this?
 

MotoGinji

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Ok, so I stumbled upon this video that talks about how you transition from 2 fingers on the break to full hand on throttle. The technique involves rolling your hand forward a little and then gripping it, so at full throttle you don't have a 90° wrist/forearm position.

Makes sense. Works well. I do this too. But How do you transition back from that to breaking? Because what I've noticed is I tend to just throw my two fingers on the brakes again and roll back the throttle. This however ends up with throttle not being fully closed. How do you manage this?
Can you share said video? I'm interested in this.
 
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WheelyPerd

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I've been using 2 fingers for levers since forever. It takes some practice to get the spot just right.
Having said that, some bikes have longer or more roll from 0 to 100% throttle.
 

RiderInRed

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Can you share said video? I'm interested in this.
I gotchu fam!



I've been using 2 fingers for levers since forever. It takes some practice to get the spot just right.
Having said that, some bikes have longer or more roll from 0 to 100% throttle.
Yeah, I readjusted a few things and I think so far today was the best positioning I got. Getting really comfy with the new bike!
My initial problem was the overly sensitive throttle though, it does jump up from a tiny turn. I may try to lower the throttle sensitivity if I do get to be arsed to do it lol
 

MotoGinji

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Interesting video. Didnt really think about transitioning from brake to throttle before. But my "track"grip is like im holding a screwdriver. Makes it easier on my wrist on right hand turns
 
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EDcase

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I got that in a video I posted of slowmo MotoGP footage.
At 1:18 you can see Rossi do that.


Seems like a natural thing to do if you want the full range of movement
 
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HippoDrone

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I tried to pay attention to my wrist when shutting the throttle and getting on the brakes. As I don't have a quick shifter or blipper I need to blip the throttle when changing down gears so releasing it entirely isn't practical for me?
I have never had an issue going from on to off throttle though. I guess I am not riding hard enough to have an issue on the road! :)
 

RiderInRed

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See i dont agree, if you are not comfortable on a bike what are you doing on a track?
Hmm, I'm not saying you shouldn't be comfortable. But instead of trying thousands of ways to find the proper lines and forms, etc. it's best to know the general theory then adapt it to your body/needs. :)
 

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