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Old 07-24-2014, 09:55 AM   #32
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Originally Posted by steve68steve View Post
I see people talking about engine braking and rolling on throttle while leaned - but those use traction, too. Why are they not so taboo and verboten?
Engine braking in a curve is still trail braking the rear, so that's been covered. The throttle roll can both use traction and conserve it; the idea is to reap other benefits with that traction. A light roll-on sets the suspension "up" and keeps it there, improving cornering clearance and stability. It also compensates for the light deceleration that occurs in a lean simply because a leaned bike is operating on a smaller tire diameter.
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