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

Hi Bob,
Just re-reading your post to check and, clearly, you keep three "outboard"
fingers on the brake.  I would think that this is the exception but that is
just me.  I do not have the dexterity to deploy those fingers round the
lever in any case and I would be a little worried about trapping my

My hands are probably around "normal" size and I find it comfortable to
deploy fore-finger on the brake  lever and with the number of drivers here
ignoring red lights this has saved my a** a few times...

Clive Liddell
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
'96 R850R ~79k.km
'01 R1100RT ~60k.km

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-oilheads@xxxxxxxxx [mailto:owner-oilheads@xxxxxxxxx]On
> Behalf Of Robert Silas
> Sent: 14 November, 2005 04:53
> To: oilheads@xxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: How to make your EVO (powered) brakes less grabby (was "Re:
> ABS:)
> Steve,
> 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