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Re: How to make your EVO (powered) brakes less grabby (was "Re: ABS:)

We supposed to use two fingers on the brake lever anyway, as friends who used to race are telling me. I have small hands so it is very difficult for me to do so.
I always keep the fore-finger and the thumb around the throttle and three fingers on the brake. In critical cases, like slippery surface, I brake with one finger only.
My old RS with ABS gives me no trouble, it does not have power assisted brakes (too high-tech???)
Bob Silas 
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Steve Makohin 
  To: oilheads@xxxxxxxxx ; Tandy Bozeman 
  Sent: Sunday, November 13, 2005 12:06 PM
  Subject: How to make your EVO (powered) brakes less grabby (was "Re: ABS:)

  Hello Tandy and list,

  From: "Tandy Bozeman" <tkb@xxxxxxxxxxx>

  [Steve Makohin wrote:]
  >> . . . I have learned a technique that minimizes and even 
  >> eliminates that effect (details in a previous email).
  > Details again, please.

  from "Re: ABS", Nov 12/05 12:32 PM (GMT -5)...

   o I have learned to adapt to the servo brakes by "choking up" on
     the hand brake lever. That is, I use only two fingers to apply the
     brake lever, and I position them as closely to the lever's "hinge"
     as possible. This reduced the amount of leverage I can use, and
     therefore, applies less brake force per finger force applied. This
     technique has allowed me to brake pretty smoothly.

  -Steve Makohin
   '01 R1100S/ABS
   Oakville, Ontario, Canada