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Old 08-13-2017, 12:51 PM   #1
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Keep your foot on real break for a perfect 1/4 drag race

On this video Guy Martin on his BMW Tyco pull the perfect drag race against the RedBull F1. Yeah the F1 won but it was surprisingly close. He, Guy, explains he keeps his foot on the rear break up to 4th gear. I been wanting to take my S1000RR to the drag strip at least once but the beamer even with wheelie control wheelies all the time. I spoke to guy at the track that takes his beamer to the drag strip and his complain was the wheelies despite some divise his puts on his fork.
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Old 08-13-2017, 05:19 PM   #2
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You can also shift to bring it down
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Old 08-14-2017, 12:12 AM   #3
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Awesome video thanks for sharing. Big Guy Martin fan here.
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I often use rear brake to modulate traction in mixed conditions, like accelerating out of a half wet half dry corner in the rain. I feel if I hold throttle more steady I can more precisely control spin and grip with the wooden feel and soft delay of the rear brake. I do the same thing flat tracking. Keep it pinned and control slides out of corners with touches of rear brake.

I'm also the same guy that goes against the grain and uses the rear brake on the track. To brake as well as settle the chassis in corners. After flaming of how this is contradictory to fast riding I stumbled on an article with top GP riders talking about the importance of rear brake control in MotoGP.
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Another absolutely huge and oft overlooked safety aspect of controlling launch with rear brake is the simple fact that the habit of controlling wheelies with rear brake means you aren't gonna get surprised during that inevitable 12 o'clock accidental wheelie. Instead of stabbing wildly at a rear brake you're unfamiliar with in wheelie mode, your toe is primed and ready to bring it back down with confidence.
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I often use rear brake to modulate traction in mixed conditions, like accelerating out of a half wet half dry corner in the rain. I feel if I hold throttle more steady I can more precisely control spin and grip with the wooden feel and soft delay of the rear brake. I do the same thing flat tracking. Keep it pinned and control slides out of corners with touches of rear brake.

I'm also the same guy that goes against the grain and uses the rear brake on the track. To brake as well as settle the chassis in corners. After flaming of how this is contradictory to fast riding I stumbled on an article with top GP riders talking about the importance of rear brake control in MotoGP.
Agree, plus most new sport bikes have linked ABS brakes anyway. So you may be using your rear brake without knowing it..
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