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Old 03-08-2012, 09:00 PM   #61
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My useless advice...

When in the rain try and avoid hard braking at a light. If it's yellow then gun it. I'm more worried about the tool in the 4000# car smashing into me than I am about running the light.

And as many others have said...use front brake when you can but practice the rear+front for the oh- moments.

Glad you're ok...

BTW, I work in the Galeria area and people are a disaster...be extra careful
i won't say that's useless at all.. because now that i think about it, the texter behind me would be the karma i'm NOT looking for to happen. Thanks.
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Old 03-08-2012, 09:36 PM   #62
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Lol so many braking advices I don't know which one to take

Yeah, I was thinking really hard about how can it be possible that I lock the rear. I didn't panic and I use the same amount of pressure I've always been doing. Do you think it's the tires? The previous owner did burnouts (it's obvious in the tires). I'm guessing that could be a high possibility.

As racer point out tire condition and road surface...

as for 'which' to take.. look at the profile summary to the left for a start, that summary of # years ridden + how long they've been a member.
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Old 03-08-2012, 10:05 PM   #63
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I wasnt so lucky on my first fall but im glad your ok man.
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Old 03-08-2012, 11:24 PM   #64
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He would have been Fine just using the front and this wouldn't have happened! I've had to stop quick a bunch never even touched the rear and I'm ok. So why can't he??? Already saw what happened when he tried to use both!
you're "ok?" use the rear brake as well and you could be better then just "ok". maybe you could be "good". we have a few racers here on the board, maybe they would inform you correctly if a back brake is useful or not when needing to stop fast. maybe you should ask a few then report back here?
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Old 03-09-2012, 12:23 AM   #66
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Every thread is becoming a Racer X vs. mkgsxr measurement. Just an observation. I vote mike because he wears a badass hat to the track, and can bend clipons with his .

Whomikedao, the short version of it all; Yes it's good to use the rear, but you don't have to. And try not to lay into it in the rain.

Now post the pictures.
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Old 03-09-2012, 12:32 AM   #67
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Old 03-09-2012, 12:33 AM   #68
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Old 03-09-2012, 12:42 AM   #69
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feeling lazy so not going to read all the replies

this happened to me earlier this week, thought about making a thread but thought eh whatever...it was wet from someone's sprinkles flowing into the street and the car in front of me slammed on the brakes to make a turn. i got on mine and my rear started to slide so i quickly got off it and re applied it and the the same thing happened, so i said forget it and used the front brake. and this was all within about 2 seconds if i had to guess, be prepared for anything to happen and know what youre going to do if it did

glad youre okay be safe out there
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heck, you can brake and never have to fear locking up a wheel...just drag your feet. Granted you need a LOT longer distance to stop and you'll need new shoes/boots more often...but hey, you won't lock those wheels up.
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another experienced rider telling it like it is.
I keep noticing this.

Op, take your bike out to a field, practice locking up the rear in grass at very low speeds and progress. Learn to balance your ft/r braking, after you get a feel for it, take it to the parking lot and feel the results. Definitely practice emergency braking. Be careful with advise coming from people with little experience, and don't forget the sunscreen.
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Old 03-09-2012, 07:12 AM   #77
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He would have been Fine just using the front and this wouldn't have happened! I've had to stop quick a bunch never even touched the rear and I'm ok. So why can't he??? Already saw what happened when he tried to use both!
I agree with mkgsxr and MSF, just to add alittle to the debate...

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According to the American Motorcycle Safety Foundation, if you try to get the best out of both brakes in an emergency, you will get the best out of neither. The MSF says you can't concentrate FULLY on both brakes at one time. You know your mother's old nag, "You can't concentrate on two things at one time"!



So, to get the best braking, you have to concentrate using either the front or the back brake and, since the front brake gives up to 80% of your braking power and incorrect application is likely to make you fall off, it makes sense to concentrate on the front brake.
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Old 03-09-2012, 09:13 AM   #80
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TO add to the controversy.. I don't think he actually locked the rear break up at all...
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