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View Poll Results: whats the best way to stop
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Old 05-16-2006, 02:23 PM   #1
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maximum braking

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which is best?
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Old 05-16-2006, 02:31 PM   #2
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emergency stop

which is best?
Although I brake with the front brake only when riding the street 99% of the time, I know from experimentation and the MSF course that front and rear combined is the quickest way to stop.

By the way, don't you teach MSF? You should know this already :laughing6 :icon_bigg
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Really a broad, and unfair question because different circumstances requires different reactions.
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Mostly front with a bit of rear combined with down shifting (engine braking).
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Really a broad, and unfair question because different circumstances requires different reactions.
let say emergency stopping, car pulls out in ft of you.
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let say emergency stopping, car pulls out in ft of you.
Mostly front with a bit of rear combined with down shifting (engine braking).

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Mostly front with a bit of rear combined with down shifting (engine braking).

i'm gonna disagree w/ the engine braking, you want to be stopped and in 1st gear.........NOW besides having to modulate the ft brakes, rear brakes.....you;ve now introduced engine braking. if you let out the clutch too much you may get the rear tire hopping especially w/ the rear brakes on heavy.

i say keep the clutch squeezed........using the brakes only.

i feel better about you guy's, on another board, were discussing this and many "experienced" riders are saying ft brakes only is the best........:BangHead:
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both brakes, most of the stoppin powa is in the front
u also downshift as well , just in case u need 2 - u can quickly steer clear once uc have stopped. +1 to challen and AC for teachin me that
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i'm gonna disagree w/ the downshifting.........NOW besides having to modulate the ft brakes, rear brakes.....you;ve now introduced engine braking. if you let out the clutch too much you may get the rear tire hopping especially w/ the rear brakes on heavy.

i say keep the clutch squeezed........using the brakes only.

i feel better about you guy's, on another board, were discussing this and many "experienced" riders are saying ft brakes only is the best........:BangHead:

Well I've done plenty of engine braking during emergency braking situations and I say it has helped me out a lot. I've spun the rear tire a few times when I first started doing it. But I've done it enough that I rarely get any slippage.
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Remember....

Front 70%

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Rear Brake only & drag both feet (keep toes pointed UP though)

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i use the front and rear all the time, even when not emergency braking. i even use it at the track.
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Voted for both but the rear doesn't help much when it is in the air.
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I think brakes are over rated, I use my sneakers shoved between the tire and frame
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front and rear brakes.......mostly front.
Easy on the rear though.
You definitely don't wanna lock it in that situation...
Try to tap it if you can (after first apply).
That really helps to release some pressure.

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its kinda disturbing if people really dont agree that you should use both brakes for max stopping power.

i think the most important part of the MSF was learning the emergency braking,

you just have to remember that if you do lock up the back tire most of the time its safer to ride it out then to let off the brake
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Best way is.
Find your self a wide open, empty parking lot.
Start from 10mph and do panic breaking.
Make sure you have breaking point so you'll see how far it takes your bike (and your skill) to stop.
Increase 5-10mph after you feel comfortable with the current speed.
Do it over and over.
There's nothing better than practice.
When the situation comes, your body (hopefully) will remember what to do.
Also it's very important to understand what your bike will do in an expected situation.
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let say emergency stopping, car pulls out in ft of you.
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rear brake only havent you guys seens how far it takes me to stop on the front tire only............
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rear brake only havent you guys seens how far it takes me to stop on the front tire only............
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