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Old 02-16-2011, 02:55 PM   #21
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I strongly disagree with this specifically pertaining to sportbikes.
Can you clarify that statement?

A sportbike, in grass can easily give similar traction results as wet streets etc.

Damage...not the same type but close to just as a likely.. more likely to seriously bend something that maybe say street, as the parts can/will do into the dirt vs scrape on the hard stuff.
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Like has been said, no substitute for practice

Also, adjust the rear brake so it is almost impossible to lock, that will help in a panic situation

Another thing to learn and develop the habit is using the rear slightly before the front. Most sportbikes will lift the rear when you hit front brakes only. They are tall and short.

But if you apply the rear first, the bike will squat, compress the forks, and be less likely to do a stoppie when you get on the front brakes.
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Like has been said, no substitute for practice

But if you apply the rear first, the bike will squat, compress the forks, and be less likely to do a stoppie when you get on the front brakes.
Very much agree with practice.

However, the rear coming up is more of a wheelbase and suspension setting issue. You dont need to use the rear first to set the suspension. Both brakes should be applied at the same time to shorten stopping distance.
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Old 03-03-2011, 02:38 AM   #26
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