How do you coast?

t0msmith
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Re: How do you coast?

Postby t0msmith » Mon Apr 09, 2012 7:15 pm

I release my grip on the throttle, pull the clutch lever and quickly flick the engine kill switch. The bike then glides along virtually silently, the only noise coming from the drive chain.

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Re: How do you coast?

Postby frv » Tue Apr 10, 2012 5:27 pm

I'd love a kill switch in my car! I have to drop the clutch and turn my key!
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Re: How do you coast?

Postby DrivingGenius » Tue Apr 10, 2012 5:41 pm

There are many myths around about coasting - If your car is fitted with an EMU then coasting in neutral WILL use more fuel than remaining in gear. Essentially once you lift off the gas pedal, fuel supply is cut to zero and will not flow again until the engine comes under load, whereas if you slip into neutral fuel is supplied to the engine to maintain at least tickover speed.
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