interesting, i've heard of people riding a bit of throttle as they trail brake. however, i learned trail braking from the yamaha champions riding school and lee parks total control advanced riding clinic. fundamentally, what i was taught is it's about being on the brakes before and during tip in to a corner to be in control of speed and lean angle in case the corner arc changes to a decreasing radius turn but just as importantly to compress the front to help with direction change (on track especially). being on the brakes allows for the flexibility to modulate brake pressure depending on what the situation calls for versus having to get on the brakes mid corner which rarely ends well. most of the coaches i've worked with are on the throttle, off the throttle/on the brakes, and back on the throttle with maybe a little overlap but not on purpose more as a consequence of how your hands work.
QUOTE=USSENTERNCC1701E;143106]Hmmm, maybe it's more a matter of the way I moderate power. I started out on an '86 500cc Honda Interceptor, below 8000 RPM it had almost no power, and accelerating through to that point was slow as ****. I used clutch, throttle, and rear brake together to keep it just above 8K as I entered a corner, so I'd actually be able to accelerate out.
So, I don't have any full off to on throttle in a corner, and trail braking is a huge part of avoiding that for me, though perhaps riding the clutch adds just enough to make up the difference.
Also, only time the throttle is trublesome for me is from full off, just rolling on more is smooth on my bike.[/QUOTE]