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Old Yesterday, 02:05 PM   #1
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Throttle on/off

All these threads about throttling in corners has had so much debate I'm now wondering whether I should use my throttle in straight lines as well?

What do you all recommend? Hold it steady? Drop a gear once in a while just to mix it up? Clutch and rev wildly?
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Old Yesterday, 02:20 PM   #2
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It really depends on what type of oil you have in your engine as well as whether you are running a car or motorcycle tire.

Whatever you do don't use too much throttle without a properly mounted gremlin bell somewhere forward of your bike's CG.
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Old Yesterday, 04:56 PM   #3
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Get better MPG if you dont use it.
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Old Yesterday, 05:16 PM   #4
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I put mine in the back of a pick up truck - an orange/green/red/blue/yellow one. Saves tire wear as well as making it so I don't run any oil...
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It saddens me that this thread will go to the basement in about 5 mins.

I modified my 70 hp street bike with a separate chain and pedals so I can pedal through the twisties with my throttle off. Much safer than using that dangerous twisty grip thing.
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Old Yesterday, 07:18 PM   #6
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Advocating throttle off will get you nowhere.
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Multiple factors here.

#1. Car tire rear and Wally World recycled oil:
WFO throttle because you're in the midwest. There are no corners or hills so tear into it and show the conservative populace how awesome you and your machine are! You suffered through 2 years of dentist school so you have the right to make everyone suffer through years of your loud exhaust on any sunny Saturday!

#2. BMW Motorcycle travelling in New England:
Your motorcycle has 50,000 miles and $200,000 of maintenance taken care of exclusively by the dealer (I can't be expected to take care of that myself! I'm a dentist for christ sake!)

#3. Hipster in the PNW:
You are "cornering" your Sportster into a parking spot at the local electronic music festival. You should lay low and not display too much throttle to come off as too hostile and aggressive to your effeminate (dentist school) friends.

#4. SOA prospect in SoCal:
Blip the throttle past every cage you can whilst you enjoy the FREEDOM ('Murica!) of California lane splitting laws. There will be a 40 mile ride (about 3 hours and it will be spent splitting lanes between ever increasingly angry motorists) before a 6 hour party of bud light, Jagermeister and terribly ugly women with little self-esteem. Dental School students and alumni only.

#5. Florida.
Anything goes here in the land of the truly insane. They have been driven that way by the flattest and straightest roads known to man. Dentists and novice barbers/blood letters alike ride like mad men through any corner/lane change if only to feel something akin to living. They are the undead.
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All these threads about throttling in corners has had so much debate I'm now wondering whether I should use my throttle in straight lines as well?

What do you all recommend? Hold it steady? Drop a gear once in a while just to mix it up? Clutch and rev wildly?
Ahh, you'd do well in CSM with your propensity to create copy cat threads.

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Get better MPG if you dont use it.
Nonsense, you'll simply get 0 mpg.
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Old Today, 02:35 AM   #11
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All these threads about throttling in corners has had so much debate I'm now wondering whether I should use my throttle in straight lines as well?

What do you all recommend? Hold it steady? Drop a gear once in a while just to mix it up? Clutch and rev wildly?
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Old Today, 05:25 AM   #12
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I always figured the throttle was like a light switch... either it's on or it's off no in between!!
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Old Today, 05:26 AM   #13
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A throttle is the mechanism by which the flow of a fluid is managed by constriction or obstruction.

Why would anyone want to do that?
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Clutch and rev wildly?
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Old Today, 06:54 AM   #15
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I have another question but I'm not sure if I should post it here or start my own thread. Maybe you can all let me know what you think.

I took my cage to work today so my bike is sitting in the garage at home.

Should I be using the throttle while it sits? How do you all overcome the difficulty of using the throttle when you're 30 miles away?
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