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Old 10-22-2014, 06:41 PM   #1
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anyone here has there ankle fused together and still ride

Does anyone on here have there ankle fused and still ride. If so how much different is it to ride
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Old 10-22-2014, 08:04 PM   #2
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It's not me but a friend has his ankle fused and still rides. It's the right so he just doesn't use the rear brake much.
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Its my right that's going to have to be fused. So I could technically still ride but it would feel weird because I'm used to using both brakes
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You could always try a hand brake setup.
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Where would I do that
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Where would I do that
Second lever on the clutch side. Stunters use them a lot because their foot isn't always on the rear brake lever and it is a bit easier to modulate. Would take some getting used to if you used it in regular riding. I would imagine braking with the rear while shifting would require some finesse, but you could still use it easily for stuff like slow maneuvering and wheelies.
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I'll have to look into that
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A hand brake might be the way to go if you really like using the rear. Personally I seldom use it.
My friend with the fused ankle says he didn't use his rear brake much but now he really can't. He'd have to lift his foot off the peg and sorta use his heel on the brake. Not very good for modulating it, but pretty good for locking it up, lol.
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How hard would it be to convert to linked brakes?
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Where would I do that
If you are looking at adventure bikes, the BMW 1200 adventure has linked brakes. Use the front, it automatically applies the rear.
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how much braking do yo do w/ the right side?
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My bmw s1000 has linked brakes depending what mode you are in.
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I use it a lot what bikes have linked braking systems
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What about at an emergency situation? What's your primary brake? What do you think your bias is percentage wise? 50/50?
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I use both brakes just about every time especially in emergency situations. I would say about 50/50
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Curious, who taught you how to ride? How long you been riding?
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I've been riding about a year and like a half and I took the course at awesome cycles
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Did they recommend 50/50 brake bias?
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They said to always use both brakes and as far as the 50/50 I don't really remember
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