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3rd X: Throttle blipping

In the early days throttle blipping was necessary to prevent a potentially damaging back-fire due to uncombusted fuel in the exhaust. That's not a problem anymore. Is there any more ubiquitous sound associated with the presence of a motorcycle? Is there anyone here who does not blip?
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What does that mean exactly?
A "blip" is a quick twist and release of the throttle while rolling slowly or sitting at a light.

Nowadays it is synonymous with "hey, everyone, look at me, I ride a motorcycle!!!"
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If I road a HD I might have to.
But I have a fuel injected Honda so it does not need to be burped.
It just sits there and mumbles about having to stop.




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You blip the throttle when down shifting to match the engine rpm with the speed of the bike. Pull the clutch in, blip throttle while down shifting, let out clutch. Once you get used to doing it, you'll always end up doing it. It's not a HD thing. However, doing it while sitting still is.

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You blip the throttle when down shifting to match the engine rpm with the speed of the bike. Pull the clutch in, blip throttle while down shifting, let out clutch. Once you get used to doing it, you'll always end up doing it. It's not a HD thing. However, doing it while sitting still is.
Throttle blipping is a noob move. Any rider that knows motorcycles can spot a poser by the blip. If you have to blip to match engine to tranny for a downshift, you're downshifting at too high a speed.

Damn, I can't believe I got "hooked" by this thread.

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Throttle blipping is a noob move. Any rider that knows motorcycles can spot a poser by the blip. If you have to blip to match engine to tranny for a downshift, you're downshifting at too high a speed.

Damn, I can't believe I got "hooked" by this thread.
So how do you match your engine speed with your tranny speed without giving it throttle? Any increase in throttle would be a blip. A blip doesn't mean rev the hell out of the bike. The blip should be small and quick. And yes, on the KTM, I do it at a high rpm while riding hard on back roads. I also use the front brake till I'm halfway through a turn. I guess that's a noob move too.

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