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Old 06-08-2012, 02:00 PM   #1
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Use the rear brake?

An interesting read regarding braking and cornering techniques in a way that is easy to understand.

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that was fast lol, Did you read the whole thing?
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naw, in the first few paragraphs. he says 99% ft brake.....nuf said for me.

"the stronger front brake should be used exclusively for 99% of straightline braking situations on asphalt"
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"...Learning how to slow down in the shortest possible distance will give a rider maximum protection from injury—and possible DWI arrest..."

Author lost his credibility with me on that line... first part stated the absurdly obvious, the second part stated the down-right absurd.
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so what is it you disagree with? I have not read it yet, the link does not work for me, but on asphalt the front brake is the one i use most of the time for most of the breaking.. i rarely use the rear brake.
while it might be a slight strong, on trackdays, the instructors tell you not to use the back brake at all, unless you run off the track, so that kind of goes with this thought too.
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so what is it you disagree with? I have not read it yet, the link does not work for me, but on asphalt the front brake is the one i use most of the time for most of the breaking.. i rarely use the rear brake.
while it might be a slight strong, on trackdays, the instructors tell you not to use the back brake at all, unless you run off the track, so that kind of goes with this thought too.
so because you practice improper braking, thats like the blind leading the blind

as for track, crazy how EVERY level of racing bike has rear brakes....why?

pretty much every top level instr. teaches rear brake technique....go check out their books

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In fact, if you look in the book Sport Riding Techniques on pg 38 Nick (Ienatsch) talks about tightening the line by guess what… the rear brake.
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Yeah but using the rear brake is an advanced technique that takes practice. You don't gain a whole lot of braking power since the rear is pretty light once you are on the front brakes. I could be wrong but I think racers use the rear to settle the suspension, or charge deeper in the corner by modulating the rear brake to prevent a lock up.
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should we discuss track or street, cuz they are diff. techniques.
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I use rear brake for street riding all the time, for no other reason than to practice in a controlled situation and to reinforce muscle memory. That rear brake might not add much, but in a panic stop, a difference of a few feet could mean the difference between a close call and a very very bad day.
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Keith Code suggests to not use it also.
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"...Learning how to slow down in the shortest possible distance will give a rider maximum protection from injury—and possible DWI arrest..."

Author lost his credibility with me on that line... first part stated the absurdly obvious, the second part stated the down-right absurd.
Agree 100%...that was my thought exactly. I stopped reading right there.
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so because you practice improper braking, thats like the blind leading the blind

as for track, crazy how EVERY level of racing bike has rear brakes....why?

pretty much every top level instr. teaches rear brake technique....go check out their books

here's another "expert"

In fact, if you look in the book Sport Riding Techniques on pg 38 Nick (Ienatsch) talks about tightening the line by guess what… the rear brake.
tightening the line is not stopping, it serves a different purpose and the line you said you disagreed with was dealing with straight line stopping not tightening the line.
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The rear brake is for steering only and should never be counted on as a requirement for stopping the bike. I do, lighty apply the back brake to set the front before applying full front application.
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