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Old 08-20-2020, 11:26 AM   #1
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Grabbing your front brake...

I've been following TheKilaCam and he reminds me of an OG MH meet that never stops...

Anyways, his latest vid shows him dumping it at the track from fingering the front brake

How many of you have had this happen, or almost happen? If you almost took a dump, but recovered, what did you do?

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Old 08-20-2020, 01:12 PM   #2
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I've been to MSRH MANY times . . . . . . to watch. Unfortunately, never rode it. The plan was to race with my boys, but then they got girlfriends.
HOWEVER - While teaching them to ride I always emphasized the proper use of front AND rear breaking. I was surprised to learn how many people ONLY use the front.

Don't know if this had anything to do with it. I think I have a few good vids to catch up on.
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Old 08-21-2020, 01:53 PM   #3
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First I think that the dark windshield is keeping the rider to have a good view of what's ahead and how close it really is from the front wheel.
If you grab the brakes in full lean in mid turn, the chances for that to happen is big... real big and costly and you saw.
But if happened that you are able to save it, and stayed on the track and you can still fight for the position, you just keep on going... IMO luck is part of racing... but if you are just doing a track day, than go back to the pits and take a break...
I had scared moments that I got way with and just called the day at that point
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If your bike is properly set up, you should be able to lift the rear off the ground before you tip in. Trail braking is great for racing, but not necessary for track days. I've been racing for years, and still don't have the skill set to use the rear brake.
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If your bike is properly set up, you should be able to lift the rear off the ground before you tip in. Trail braking is great for racing, but not necessary for track days. I've been racing for years, and still don't have the skill set to use the rear brake.
I've been racing for years too and on many different bikes . . . . .

...wait, no. That's a lie.....

I'm going to guess there's a quite a lot of work/practice involved in getting your foot in the right place depending on a left or right corner and a chicane has got to be . I can see using on the front for track days.

What's a track day cost now days? I've only heard that the bad part is that COVID sticks to the tires and faring nose like glue. Gotta scrub the 773H out of it to get that off....
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Old 08-30-2020, 12:52 AM   #6
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I play around with the rear brake on my supermoto. Try to use it to pull the bike around corners faster. Front brake until just before mid-corner and then rear from mid to exit. For what it's worth, it doesn't make me any faster. I'd say slower actually, as it costs too much mental power.

But when riding on wet roads (on the street), I use it excessively. You get a lot of feel on the rear before it locks even on wet roads, but not the front. And it's not a big deal if you lock the rear unless turned in.
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