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This year I want to get good with my wheelies and I'd like to learn how to do a burnout while on the bike by using the torque of the S3 and the front brake to do donuts. I'll be replacing my rear tire in the spring so I figure it's a good time to try. Any advice?
 
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Point the bike UPwind.
Lean forward (put your weight on front tire) and be prepared to move with the bike.
Rev the engine into the peak part of the torque band.
Dump the clutch to break the tires loose.
Modulate the throttle to continue the tire spinning without too many revs.

Smile like you just got out of the asylum!
 

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Jeez, that's why a bought a Caberg flip up. I can now eat donuts, bear claws, pretty much anything while on the bike. The coffee's a little more difficult....
 

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Cool kjzaz... at the last place I worked the coffee shop was a bit over 1/2k away from the office. I used to call in every morning on the way to work on the bike get a takeway coffee, put it in a bag and spin the bag (while holding the top) to close it down on the cup, hang it on the clutch hand and ride in to the office with my coffee. In 6 yrs there I only ever spilt 1 coffee (1/2 the cup) when the lid came off inside the bag :)

Man I gotta have that morning coffee
 

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I too would like some details on this......

I can do your standard MAD MAX but not with my feet on the pegs....

My general understanding is the front brake is not locked but held real tight while doing your normal rev and clutch to get her spinning.

What stops the bike from kicking out to the side if the front brake is locked down?
I'd like to hear from someone who knows the finer points of this trick.
 
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You'r the one that stops the bike, with your tighs or thighs or whatever...you clamp onto the tank and move your body to keep the bike in check.
 

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hi

donuts is the easiest way to dump the bike. Or blow the clutch. You need to release the clutch completely or it will burn out the clutch. and still be ready to pull in the clutch when you want to stop.

If you are standing on the pegs to get enough weight on the front wheel. You are then also in position where it's very easy to highside the bike. When the bike starts to burnout and turn it will usually turn very fast after it starts to turn. If you pull the clutch in or let of the throttle the bike will highside. even the speed is low it's almoust impossible to keep it up.

you just let the throttle as it is and do not pull the clutch! the high speed part of the turn will end about 180 decrees and you are fine, just inner leg to the ground. If you pull the clutch during the higher angle speed you will highside. very common and seen it dozens of times. done it myself couple of times too.

JakeT.
 
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Jaket said:
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donuts is the easiest way to dump the bike. Or blow the clutch. You need to release the clutch completely or it will burn out the clutch. and still be ready to pull in the clutch when you want to stop.

If you are standing on the pegs to get enough weight on the front wheel. You are then also in position where it's very easy to highside the bike. When the bike starts to burnout and turn it will usually turn very fast after it starts to turn. If you pull the clutch in or let of the throttle the bike will highside. even the speed is low it's almoust impossible to keep it up.

you just let the throttle as it is and do not pull the clutch! the high speed part of the turn will end about 180 decrees and you are fine, just inner leg to the ground. If you pull the clutch during the higher angle speed you will highside. very common and seen it dozens of times. done it myself couple of times too.

JakeT.
Umm..according to this there is virtually no way to do donuts with crashing. Am I reading this correctly?
 

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Jaket said:
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donuts is the easiest way to dump the bike. Or blow the clutch. You need to release the clutch completely or it will burn out the clutch. and still be ready to pull in the clutch when you want to stop.

If you are standing on the pegs to get enough weight on the front wheel. You are then also in position where it's very easy to highside the bike. When the bike starts to burnout and turn it will usually turn very fast after it starts to turn. If you pull the clutch in or let of the throttle the bike will highside. even the speed is low it's almoust impossible to keep it up.

you just let the throttle as it is and do not pull the clutch! the high speed part of the turn will end about 180 decrees and you are fine, just inner leg to the ground. If you pull the clutch during the higher angle speed you will highside. very common and seen it dozens of times. done it myself couple of times too.

JakeT.
Umm..according to this there is virtually no way to do donuts with crashing. Am I reading this correctly?
basicly yes. It's at least very common to crash when learning them.

I was just attending one event where one guy started to try donuts with z750. after couple of spins he dropped the bike, broke both the front and the rear brake levers. Drove home 50km without any brakes. I've seen it so many times.

At least do not do them without sliders or your practise may come expensive, it's easy to brake the radiator on triple.

use some old beater to learn them.


best way to learn is to first learn doing slow speed burnouts straight line. you need to get comfortable with the weight distribution and front brake and throttle usage. Don't do donuts straigth away, it would be the same as learning circle wheelies straight before learning straight line wheelies first.
 

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Yeah I tried doing the straight line burnout once and I wasn't leaning forward enough. The front tire locked up and sent me flying. Luckily I have sliders so it didn't do any major damage to the bike. It certainly scared the hell out of me though.
My rear tire needs to be replaced soon so I will probably try this again before I get a new one.
 
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I learned this trick on my own and here is how I went about it.

1st) I got comfortable with a regular stand still burnout.
2nd) I started trying to do a rolling burnout, at a slow speed.
So I would put some pressure on the front brake and add a little throttle. Putting your weight on the front of the bike by leaning on the gas tank is ESSENTIAL. I tried this without my weight on the front, and the bike would kick to the side everytime!
So lean forward, apply brake, give some throttle.
Practice until you have the right balance between the three. I remember my first time. I didnt even know I was doing it until I heard the rear tires screeching through the parking lot. I was like Holy Sh*t! It was sick! and its been a blast ever since. once you get a rolling burnout down packed, the donut burnout will just follow.
 
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