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Old 06-10-2012, 12:17 AM   #41
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I took the back brake and put in on the left side up front and I took the left front brake and put it on the right rear side. The I switched the left hand clutch cable to the rear brake peg and put the rear brake cable on the throttle. No, wait, I put the RIGHT front brake line in on the FUEL pump, that was it, yeah, and I put the clutch cable someplace. When I hit the kill switch the right front brake comes on, I think. So now when I go into either a turn or just down a straight life is just one big surprise.
Can i borrow your bike? That sounds exciting haha
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Old 06-10-2012, 12:26 AM   #42
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Someone else is on it right now-
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Old 06-10-2012, 12:35 AM   #43
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Can i borrow your bike? That sounds exciting haha


You'll have to kick her off before you can ride it -
But, I assume all of you are talking about the track - -
Because I sure as 773H notice a huge difference in normal street riding.
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Old 06-10-2012, 12:38 AM   #44
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Well, never at a track, but closed off roads with houses under construction.

I need to make it to a track though.
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You'll have to kick her off before you can ride it -
But, I assume all of you are talking about the track - -
Because I sure as 773H notice a huge difference in normal street riding.
She can stay on lol
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Old 06-10-2012, 03:16 PM   #46
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So which is it? You contradict yourself in the same paragraph?

Using the rear first then the front will help settle the chassis and alleviate a lot of the chassis pitch/nose dive.

Granted it can't be counted on alone to stop the bike, but why ignore any part of your arsenal??

Mid corner the rear is much less likely to stand the bike up as well.
Contradiction? Where?

It is an art. You must crash a hundred times to perfect the rear brake method!
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Contradiction? Where?

It is an art. You must crash a hundred times to perfect the rear brake method!

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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.


So never count on it for stopping the bike
But use it all the time before the front..


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I use both the front and rear brakes and then drag my feet. Anything to slow that puppy down.....
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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.


So never count on it for stopping the bike
But use it all the time before the front..


Well I guess if you are interpreting it in that way! Try this:

Should never be counted on as the sole means to stop the bike. I do, occasionally, in full attack mode, lightly apply the rear brake to set the front, before full assault with my right hand. On the street, the ball of my foot is on the peg.

Better?

Besides, when you ride a twin, one downshift will give you all the rear steer and brake you ever need.
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Gotcha. No one ever implied it should be the sole means or even considered the primary means of stopping.

Where the confusion comes in is when someone says don't bother with the rear because all the power is in the front.


And FYI.. they have this wonderful invention called a slipper clutch... LOL!!!
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Gotcha. No one ever implied it should be the sole means or even considered the primary means of stopping.

Where the confusion comes in is when someone says don't bother with the rear because all the power is in the front.


And FYI.. they have this wonderful invention called a slipper clutch... LOL!!!
True, but I am still astonished at the number of riders wearing out the rear brake before 5000 miles, and the front still has cross hatches on the discs!.

I am too cheap for a slipper clutch!
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So for staightline braking, use front and rear correct?

Anybody trailbrake at the track using only the front?

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I use both when I'm on a street type surface
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I rarely use the rear break. Front break, and engine breaking mostly. If I am going under 50mph and need to stop quickly then I use both.
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So for staightline braking, use front and rear correct?

Anybody trailbrake at the track using only the front?
Not likely. On the track Trail breaking is using the rear break to slide the rear tire, and point the front of the bike in the direction you intend to go. It is an advanced technique used by experienced racers. I do not use it. It can be very dangerous with a bad outcome. On the dirt I use the rear alot, but I am under 40mph.
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