It seems that this is a hard custom to beat in the USA, and only in the USA.... I know you guys use the 70front/30rear rule of thumb breaking, but there are some hard core rear brake believers out there at your side of the pond .....Scared to use the front brake.
In the US we prefer to drive like freakin idiots.It seems that this is a hard custom to beat in the USA, and only in the USA.... I know you guys use the 70front/30rear rule of thumb breaking, but there are some hard core rear brake believers out there at your side of the pond .....
So when you get your license, don't they teach you that in school? In Holland it is not easy to get ANY type of licence... It is hard work for many months, and expensive, coz the teacher is very professional....
Andre using TaPaTaLk
Absolutely unbelievable!Oh no, I locked up the rear!
Oh, I know!
I'll Fred Flintstone it!!!
Yeah....but you know....there are those (even on this forum) who'll tell you that a rear brake is only for slowing down, not stopping. That it'll make you crash....which is equally absurd as using it exclusively.License tests in the US have been dumbed down as well as our education system. Its part of a national program of inclusiveness. We are told we must include and accept all, no matter what. Also, each state has its own standards for licensing drivers. Oregon doesn't test to see if you can parallel park, so you should see the strange attempts that block traffic for many minutes.
I lost count of the jerk riders who tell me they use only the rear brake.
I have EBC front and rear. They are nice and stop a Vision well.I learned early on that my XR's rear brake was too powerful and in hard stops it was difficult not to lock the rear wheel. Turned out the rear OEM pads are HH rated, so I swapped them for cheapo GG and that resulted in far better rear rake control, for I use the rear a lot for trail braking in the twisties. BTW, EBC HH in the fronts was a huge improvement over those wooden OEM pads.
Your Vision carries a lot more weight on the rear than does my XR. Because of weight transferring to the front under hard braking, HH pads were too grabby and I'd get lockup. Not a good thing in a dicey situation when the brain is approaching overload. One less thing to have to concentrate on.I have EBC front and rear. They are nice and stop a Vision well.
If you brake hard on the rear alone it will also engage the front partially.Im still getting used to the fact that I have ABS on the bike, Im a user of both brakes and having assisted breaking is also a new one for me.
The front brake on the Vision grabs nicely but for hard stops I still use both evenly. Im not sure what the best way to apply the brakes is given my 2017 Vision is the way it is, my understanding is applying the rear brake applies 30% assisted braking to the front one as well..
This person was either not paying attention to what going on behind them or the speed limit signs, I mean 20+ below the limit and WIDE turns into the other lane, double lines the whole way and the people behind them either didn't wanna scare the rider or risk getting a ticket, my co-pilot was getting more worked up then I was..at first....but after mile 10 and this person was still doing it after the lead vehicles flashing the lights and honking and this person just out in some dream land with their bike, it gets a little.....erksome......I get it...its a sight to behold everywhere you look...so PULL OVER AND LOOK AND LOOK AT IT....Paulie, I had a somewhat similar experience in the Black Hills. On a curvy (not twisty) road, a couple two up on a Harley tourer that would slow way down for a curve and then proceed around it VERTICALLY! Later, we met and diplomatically, I broached the subject and offered up some tips. He thanked me and said he'd work on them. Before parting, we exchanged email and phone numbers. He calls me occasionally and never forgets to thank me for improving his riding experience.