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Old 12-04-2007, 04:40 PM   #41
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you really need to get the index finger in ft of the brake lever. it will effect emergancy braking.
I have been trying to get used to that before I start riding more and more.
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Old 12-04-2007, 04:41 PM   #42
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Ruh roh... I use two middle fingers and pinky.
you have two middle fingers...............i never noticed hahahah the pinky is stilll a finger
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Old 12-04-2007, 04:41 PM   #43
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Old 12-04-2007, 04:42 PM   #44
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Old 12-04-2007, 04:42 PM   #45
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I have been trying to get used to that before I start riding more and more.
i see it in class all the time, it's a "safety blanket" but it also causes you to roll on the throttle when braking, let alone knows what happens when you have to emergancy brake.
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you really need to get the index finger in ft of the brake lever. it will effect emergancy braking.
plus one you get more leverage as you move you fingers out from the pivot point. you may just grab too much break in an emergency.......... then you will owe me a new bike
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Old 12-04-2007, 04:46 PM   #47
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plus one you get more leverage as you move you fingers out from the pivot point. you may just grab too much break in an emergency.......... then you will owe me a new bike
But you want a new bike!
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Old 12-04-2007, 04:49 PM   #48
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Come on people use their proper names

http://www.rudimentsofwisdom.com/pages/fingers.htm

starting from the thumb: polex, demonstratorius, impudicus, annualaris, aurikularis

GOSH! we have grown men talking about Pinky fingers WTF it is the aurikularis!
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Old 12-04-2007, 07:34 PM   #49
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2 if i need Smooth While applying the back Brakes,
4 if i need Strong Sudden and Hard stop plus the back Brake.

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I use 2.......98% of the time.....index and middle finger

sometimes 1, but have trouble sometimes applying enough pressure with 1.
Do some finger exercises using the grip
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Old 12-04-2007, 07:41 PM   #51
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Thanks for all the feedback y'all. I thought using two fingers was plenty with today's brakes. I find two fingers to be very more than enough when coming to a nice, controlled stop, at my own leisure. The MSF was teaching us to use all four fingers for max braking potential, and to SQUEEEEEEZE the lever with all four. But I have come to the realization to still PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE emergency stopping with all four fingers and using both the front and rear brakes to their max potential!
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Old 12-04-2007, 07:44 PM   #52
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When I had the SV I used 4. Now with the Triumph I occasionally use 2 since the brakes are better. Although I'm still better at braking/downshifting/revmatching with 4.
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4 on brake and clutch. but i dont have a super twitchy supersport.
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I thought that this thread was about the brake fingers


try going back and reading the bottom line of what I quoted.


Better luck next time maybe.
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