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Old 03-12-2009, 04:38 PM   #21
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As posted before, straighten up and brake noramal in a tight situation, make another small turn, straighten up, brake, etc
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braking in a turn can be done just like trail braking on the track. Your not going that fast and leaned that far on the streets to beable to use some front brake.
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i just straighten the bike up and slam on the brakes. i'm always on the inside of the turn so when i do straighten up i have lotsa braking room. worked great for me so far, but of course the same methods don't work good with everyone so i guess try out different things.
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It really breaks down to physics.
How much traction do you have (gravel, sand, leaves, water, or nice dry asphault)? You only have a certain amount of force that each wheel can give so in a turn a lot of force is needed to change direction (thanks Newton). You have less than a normal amount available for slowing in a turn (hence MSF teaches to straightening before hard breaking).
Where is your weight transferred to (even distribution if you are not slowing or accelerating)? When you engine break or apply the rear brake the bike will slow down transfering weight to the front tire. This transfer will give more downward force and allow more decelleration/cornering force to be applied to the front tire (read don't hit the front break hard before the weight transfer). This helps for emergency stops, but be careful as this can screw you in a turn. This is because the center of mass of your bike is not in a direct line to the center of the earth. So some of the "weight" transfer in a turn will actually have to be countered by a lateral force from the tire so you won't have all of the breaking force that you would have in a straight line.
I dumped my bike with this. Not fun.
If you break traciton on the front you are pretty much out of luck. If you break traction on the rear you can turn with the skid and recover (don't let off the rear break if you do skid as this can high side you and trust me you don't want that).
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Pay attention as well. Look through the corner and anticipate the problem well before your action is needed.
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Slowly let off throttle and give it some brake. You will be slowing down at this point so the slower you get the less lean you need for a given turn. Given this you will want to brake light at first and progressively harder as the bike naturally straightens.
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