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When to Use Rear Brake Only?

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The heavier the bike and the lower teh center of gravity, the more rear brake can be used. Also, with a passenger, more rear brakes can be used for smoother stopping and less front end dive.

A good rule... the engineers aren't stupid, the size fo the brake is a good indicator of how hard it should be used. I beleive the rear brake surface area is less than 20% of the total braking surface.

When do I use only rear brake. At low speeds when trying to reduce the effects drivetrash lash at small throttle positions. I also mostly rear brake at low speed turns where the front brake can be grabby causing a loss of balance. Finally on loose surfaces I will favor the rear. For one reason, the rear tire is wider and therefore easier to control when sliding that the narrower front wheel.

For emergency stopping (I hate the term "panic stop". You never, ever panic on 2 wheels.) ... it's ALL front brake. Engine braking provides plenty of rear braking force... especailly on my BMW twin.
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Re: Wrong

John Wayne toilet paper at work? Sounds pretty camp. What is your "position"?

- cruiz-euro
I liked the article #221. Especially the part where volts were equalled with torq. As you might know, in Europe we have 220 volts WHICH MEANS OUR HOUSES KICK AZZ HA HAA TAKE THAT YOU ****** BUZZARDS

Ok so its been a long laborous week.

- cruiz-euro
I am also using 7800 volts with my kitchen applications. Microwaving an egg takes 0.2 seconds flat plus it melts the snow on the driveway at the same time.

- cruiz-euro
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