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Old 04-17-2006, 07:58 PM   #21
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you got everyone doing that lol i even started doing it when i pull in and out my driveway
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Old 04-18-2006, 12:40 AM   #22
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ive only had to brake hard once, it was my fault i was goin 60 in a 35 and some turned infront of me and i had no where to go, endud up locking rear and not hitting her.
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Old 04-18-2006, 12:51 AM   #24
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Been driving it around town to practice braking. I am getting it. I am using more front brake and trying to use less rear. It feels much better. Though when I come to a complete stop the nose pops up about a foot or so. I will keep working on it. Thanks for all the info. My little gz250 had drum brakes in the rear. Do those not lock up as easily as disk? I only locked them up once. That was cause I hit an oil spot while turning into a parking spot and stompped on the brake. :BangHead: You guys stay safe out there.
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msf teaches great braking...
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Front Nose dive can be improved or eliminated with a properly setup Suspension along with quality lever control, most stock suspensions have weak springs to start with... That or perhaps your going faster than normal before slowing down.

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Old 04-18-2006, 06:53 AM   #27
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the amount of front brake you use determines how much rear you get to use..always useboth and get used to how much of one you can use .....individually and together.....after a while youll be able to use rear brake in a corner twithout locking it up...i dont like front brake in turns
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MSF?

if not, read the safety section, sounds like it could save your life.
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With all the construction around town you may find yourself in someone's trunk real quick without that front brake. Or under the trunk becuase you locked up the rear.
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I have been locking my rear wheel up a lot. Is it just my noob reaction or should I be using my front brake more? I have riden a dirt bike before and thats how this feels. I have done this 5 or 6 times now since I have bought the bike. (2 weeks ago) Last time I did it was on I-45 doing 70 around the 59 exit. Scared me, but I am now so use to it. I am more afraid of doing an endo. Any advise on this would be cool. Don't be afraid to grab the front brake more? Is there any problems that can be causeing this? Need new rear brake pad??
When covering the rear brake (like in heavy traffic) I got used to leaving my toe just touching the rear brake lever. If you ride with your foot on the peg then you'll have to move your whole foot to use the brake and will tend to stomp instead of just applying pressure. Also, get used to applying the front brake first then adding rear brake.
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Honestly, screw the rear brake. The only time you need it is right before you do an endo by using the front brakes.
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the only time I really get on the rear is when trail braking through a turn or a emergency stops otherwise use your front brake and the engine to slow you down. My .02
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for real man you need to take msf like a . If you dont know how to apply the breaks i dout you know a lot of other things you need to know. Dang and i bet your on a brand new ss bike to huh....This is not good buddy you should park it b4 you wreck it.

by the way i used a little to much rear break on accident/ had no other choice. I had been riding for less then a month on a street bike. I was haulling into a corner and car infront of me hit the breaks so i did to exept i used the back a little to much ended up high siding and destryoing my pretty bike.

Sad part was i new what i was doing i just ****ed up when i went halling into that corner.

Take the msf dude 300 bucks aint that much in exchange fo ryour life.
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Been driving it around town to practice braking. I am getting it. I am using more front brake and trying to use less rear. It feels much better. Though when I come to a complete stop the nose pops up about a foot or so. I will keep working on it. Thanks for all the info. My little gz250 had drum brakes in the rear. Do those not lock up as easily as disk? I only locked them up once. That was cause I hit an oil spot while turning into a parking spot and stompped on the brake. :BangHead: You guys stay safe out there.
I recomend you go and have Patrick @ M.U. set up your suspension. This will give you much more confort in using the front breaks witout such harsh reactions.
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o come on eric if your to scared to use them on stock suspention there is a problem...Dont take your bike anywhere go take the msf it will be the best money you ever spent dude.

AFTER completing MSF maybe go see pat and see what he can do for the bike but i assure you the msf for YOU is a much BETTER option!
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for real man you need to take msf like a . If you dont know how to apply the breaks i dout you know a lot of other things you need to know. Dang and i bet your on a brand new ss bike to huh....This is not good buddy you should park it b4 you wreck it.

Take the msf dude 300 bucks aint that much in exchange fo ryour life.
This is not a brand new bike. I am the third owner, and this is my second bike. I know I am not a perfect rider but I am not new. I have a lot of hours on dirt bikes and on my first bike. I had to take the msf cause I am still a minor. And I learn new things everyday. I have a Sv650s. Its not like a cbr rr or something. It has just been a few months since I have been on a bike. I am getting a hold of things now. I was just timid of the front brake and needed more engine braking. I wear gear nomatter how hot it is. Thanks for all the comments and rants from people. You guys ride safe out there.
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i say keep it up so u can start sliding that ho into turns LOL ..na just kidding, MSF? or let marcus watch marcus brooks, hes doing tankslappers for fun too now days, yall look out bfore he hooks us on that
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This is not a brand new bike. I am the third owner, and this is my second bike. I know I am not a perfect rider but I am not new. I have a lot of hours on dirt bikes and on my first bike. I had to take the msf cause I am still a minor. And I learn new things everyday. I have a Sv650s. Its not like a cbr rr or something. It has just been a few months since I have been on a bike. I am getting a hold of things now. I was just timid of the front brake and needed more engine braking. I wear gear nomatter how hot it is. Thanks for all the comments and rants from people. You guys ride safe out there.
engine braking during an emergency isn't the thing to do. get used to the braking potential is what you need to do. practice practice practice.........the ft brake will save your life. if you know how to use it WELL.

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