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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-10-2008, 09:16 AM Thread Starter
 
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Looking for a video

Not really sure what forum to put this in, but anyway:
I once saw a pretty cool clip of (I think) a MotoGP race, where the rider powerslides into a corner and then pops a wheelie on the exit. Memory can't be trusted, but I'm inclined to think either the rider or the bike or maybe even both was blue, and I think the rider was British or Scottish. Anyone have any idea what I'm on about, or know where I might find the clip?
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Is this it?

Garry McCoy, Scottish rider. He was known for his powerslides.

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does anyone know how exactly someone powers slides a motorcycle at that speed??????

Do you just stomp on the rear brake, kinda like pulling on the parking brake in a car to drift?????

Or is it steady f-brake pressure and throttle action???????

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because one day i was going crazy on the rear brake, usually i never use it, and a few times on some corners i fished tailed the rear wheel out to the side just a bit
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you throw a bunch of fuel at your 200 horse engine which spins that back wheel free and then the skill comes into play....sometimes called steering with the rear wheel
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does anyone know how exactly someone powers slides a motorcycle at that speed??????

Do you just stomp on the rear brake, kinda like pulling on the parking brake in a car to drift?????

Or is it steady f-brake pressure and throttle action???????

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because one day i was going crazy on the rear brake, usually i never use it, and a few times on some corners i fished tailed the rear wheel out to the side just a bit
Pull clutch, twist throttle, dump clutch.


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I guess you dont know



c'mon seriously

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c'mon seriously

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post #8 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-10-2008, 04:43 PM
 
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ARK had it right. This isn't world Riceboy drift competition. It isn't done on purpose... it is caused by aggressive cornering, and made to look smooth by skill and experience.

Nailing the brake? Jeez man. Don't you have a 350Z to buy or something? Maybe move to Japan and start racing in the parking decks?
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post #9 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-10-2008, 04:57 PM
 
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na dude,
im not planing to become a tokyo drift slant eye, that day I was trying a different technique,
I'm just being quizzical on how they do it

No track day riders here have progressively done it before?

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but it was explained to you and you got insulting. Not a good way to pull info from the regulars around here. Just FYI.

That clip was in a video called "Faster", where they talk, in depth, about what was happening. It is nothing more than riding overly aggressive. There is no real "Trick" to getting it to slide. The trick is keeping the bike where you want it while it is doing its own thing (AKA sliding).

There is nothing more to tell. Really. So give up this delusional idea that you can become some superhuman rider by learning some ancient finger-in-the-chain trick for causing this. Okay? Good.
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