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Old 01-30-2013, 12:35 PM   #161
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I use the rear brake on "some" of my corner exits to help settle the bike. However, this is at the track.
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Rear brake usage is an advanced technique, and can be information overload trying to teach that, among all other factors, to newer riders.
No pun intended .. But my first bike did not have a front brake.
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True dat, I use my rear brakes the most.
you are doing it wrong my friend...... i only use the rear brake if i am braking too hard using the front brake in an effort to settle the chasis, but i hardly use the front brake at all because 95% of the times i am not pushing it so no need for brakes, the engine itself provides plenty of stopping power most of the times during back road riding!
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I try not use my rear brake at all, that means that I am traveling too quickly before the turn. I use the engine to brake whenever I can.
That helps too, I do that also, it all depends, but if the bike has a slipper clutch, it wont matter.. It works for me cause my bike doesn't have a slipper clutch. I rode my friends bike that has one, and just by habit, I tried that method and had an "OH MOMENT" but pulled through it, and neva tried that again..
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Rear brake usage is an advanced technique, and can be information overload trying to teach that, among all other factors, to newer riders.
No its not.

Only if you want it to be.
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you are doing it wrong my friend......
I use the front too, dont get me wrong, just in habit, I use the rear alot. The thing about a motorcycles is that, there's a reason why they put Front & Rear brakes on it.
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No !! And leave it up to YOU to bring it up AGAIN here!! This isn't MY first "rodeo" with dealing with YOU!!
Hi. My name is neil and i use rear brakes.

And you are?
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you are doing it wrong my friend...... i only use the rear brake if i am braking too hard using the front brake in an effort to settle the chasis, but i hardly use the front brake at all because 95% of the times i am not pushing it so no need for brakes, the engine itself provides plenty of stopping power most of the times during back road riding!
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I try not use my rear brake at all, that means that I am traveling too quickly before the turn. I use the engine to brake whenever I can.
Another example of bad advice given to a noob, regarding not using rear brake.
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you are doing it wrong my friend...... i only use the rear brake if i am braking too hard using the front brake in an effort to settle the chasis, but i hardly use the front brake at all because 95% of the times i am not pushing it so no need for brakes, the engine itself provides plenty of stopping power most of the times during back road riding!
Letting the engine slow me down rather than my brakes helps me to maintain that smoothness and nice easy tempo.
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I use the front too, dont get me wrong, just in habit, I use the rear alot. The thing about a motorcycles is that, there's a reason why they put Front & Rear brakes on it.
Yeap.... mainly to pass DOT regulations and for everyday commuting but on back road riding i hardly touch the brakes at all.
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Letting the engine slow me down rather than my brakes helps me to maintain that smoothness and nice easy tempo.
correct, smooth = faster
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Yeap.... mainly to pass DOT regulations and for everyday commuting but on back road riding i hardly touch the brakes at all.
Gotcha...
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Old 01-30-2013, 12:53 PM   #175
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Calling out on all Experienced Riders that Participate on SMRs to combine our power..

This thread is going downhill, and away from Lucar's OP. I'm done with this one...

Neil, you do know me, from other forums and in person. Let's say from a pool party, one which you brought a dirty stripper as your curb monkey.




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correct, smooth = faster
I used a golf anology once and I will use it again. Rhythm and tempo increase club head speed, not the harder you swing. I used to think the opposite and now I am killing that golf ball! Ok, 2 golf anologies is plenty for this thread.
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Hi. My name is neil and i use rear brakes.

And you are?
I am pretty sure the OP's intention of this thread was mainly focussed to motorcycle riders, more specific..... sport bike riders, it was never his intention to start a debate on scooter rear braking techniques.

Here is a more suitable thread for you, feel free to say whatever you like on that thread and leave this one alone unless you can share some of your experience on riding sport bikes.

http://www.motohouston.com/forums/sh...81#post3475981
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I used a golf anology once and I will use it again. Rhythm and tempo increase club head speed, not the harder you swing. I used to think the opposite and now I am killing that golf ball! Ok, 2 golf anologies is plenty for this thread.
Same applies to sport bikes! you can hit a corner at a higher entry speed but then you will have to get hard on the brakes which upsets the chasis of the bike! For your typical back road riding speed should not be your main goal, being smooth should be your main goal and with that speed will come gradually!
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This thread is going downhill, and away from Lucar's OP. I'm done with this one...

Neil, you do know me, from other forums and in person. Let's say from a pool party, one which you brought a dirty stripper as your curb monkey.




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To each his own! You ride your ride, I'll ride mine..
Whoaaa. Said dirty stripper is a friend of mine. I dont hate based on profession. She in fact is more fun to hang with than most of the people at that party.

I brought her cuase i figured most everyone there would be lame... and i was right. No offense to those there.

And you are? Obviously someone who doesnt know me.
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