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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 10-02-2008, 04:59 AM Thread Starter
 
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Street Braking.

So I'm sitting here working, bored off my ass, and I figured I would query about something that I've been doing a lot lately.

Here for the past couple of months when I come up to a stop sign or stop light, I have been using both brakes as usual, but for some reason I have been sliding my back tire. It's not for very long at all, under or around a foot, and at this point I'm starting to get used to it but it's still startling sometimes.

So I guess my question is do any of you guys do this on a regular basis when you stop or do I need to let up on the foot? Maybe it's a fear of doing a failed stoppie?
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Re: Street Braking.

You may actually be using the front brake more as you get more experience (lightening the rear wheel and giving you less traction).

I don't use the rear brake that much unless I'm riding two-up, doing u-turns or off in the kibble. As I've been back riding more dirt this summer, I'm trying to translate my off-road rear brake use to my track/racing skills. It's not easy (for me, anyway)

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Re: Street Braking.

yes man ur too heavy on ur rear break. ease up on it a bit.go with 70% front break 30% rear break.i hardly ever use my rear break.

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Re: Street Braking.

Only time I ever use my rear brake is under severe braking...yellow turned millesecond before the "punch it" or "brake" point...or if wanting to be first at the metering light for an on-ramp...but theres been a couple of times where Ive accidently locked it up going hot into a turn...wakes ya up, but dirt riding plays a big role in prevention of a high side in that scenero...


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Re: Street Braking.

Alright, I figured I was being too heavy on it. I'll try to get used to being on the front brake harder. It is helping me get better with my balance though, heh.
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Re: Street Braking.

yup yup.... if u've seen motoGP, u've proly seen their rear tire almost in the air... so more front brake wud be best.

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Re: Street Braking.

wait... there's a rear brake on this bike?
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post #8 of 21 (permalink) Old 10-06-2008, 08:03 PM
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Re: Street Braking.

The rear brake has some uses but stopping usually isn't usually one of them, unless you are in the tullies. The rear brake is good for tightening a line up mid turn if the occasion really calls for it. Or if say you are going over a hill at a high speed while turning and want to keep positive front end traction. otherwise it can create more problems than it solves. And even when you do use it it must be with great discretion. The rear tire will come up a lot when you really get a good pace going and late braking is part of your riding style. I have had the rear come up many a time before going into a turn. not a fun experience when you also have the rear brake engaged and the rear wheel is locking.


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Re: Street Braking.

check your tire pressure too...its getting colder here in the midwest and i checked mine the other day and it was 10lbs too low that might give u the sensation of the tire sliding
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Re: Street Braking.

The harder you get on your front brakes, the more you have to ease up on your rear brake.

The weight is getting transfered to the front of the bike, giving the rear less traction.


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