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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 10-16-2015, 01:42 PM Thread Starter
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I've been out breaking in my new Highball and have put about 300 miles on it. During the break in I've done a few panic stops, and the rear has locked up. So is it me doing something wrong, or just because of break in, or just a quirk of the Highball that I need to get used to, or something else?
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I've done the same thing on my highball twice in 4 years of ownership. I would assume the lack of ABS and lesser weight over the wheel would cause a skid in a panic situation. I wouldn't let it bother you my good man
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Youve hit the rear a bit to hard I think.
Are you using your front brake as well?
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bikes stop by using front brake. when you apply it the front end goes down and forces the tire to bit the pavement.

Rear break locks up wheel and you go into skid cause there is nothing forcing the wheel ti bit into pavement.

Learn to only use rear brake to slow down.

We have car mentality so when it comes to panic stops or stopping we use our foot.

Teach yourself front brake first

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If you are doing panic stops... often... that means things are coming as a surprise to you. Do you know why? You are not looking and planning far enough ahead. Don't ride in a box... Look up. plan WAY ahead.

Lean to apply the brakes without locking them. Practice short stops using both brakes. In a 'panic stop' the front brake is the important one.
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I should have been clearer these were practice panic stops. Just getting used to the bike which is very different from my other bike a Triumph Scrambler. I'll just have to do a little more practice and get used to the difference.
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Its happens once in awhile no big deal. Also do you notice your bike likes to pull to the right. Mine did tell I put a header on. Only thing I could figure was the right was off balance from the stock pipes. If I took hsnds off the bars she went right weird. tracks straight as an arrow now.
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Its happens once in awhile no big deal. Also do you notice your bike likes to pull to the right. Mine did tell I put a header on. Only thing I could figure was the right was off balance from the stock pipes. If I took hsnds off the bars she went right weird. tracks straight as an arrow now.

It's the stock cannons... Those things weigh like 50lbs.
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Bartcance,

Frontbreak = 70%
Rearbreak = 30%

Do this every day all day for the rest of your life, and locking up your rear is in the past for you and if it happens it will not be scary anymore coz you already applied 70% to the front, remember ??

On my JP the rear does not "lock-up" but sometimes the rear "slides" just a little bit, enough to know where the "edge" of ability of these bikes are ...

Please do not use your rear brake to stop the bike ... 70 / 30

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