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

I was talking about everyday riding in traffic or in twisties, I am comfortable and feel safe having three fingers on the lever at all times, in these situations.  This is personal.  With the brakes on my RS, I could block the wheel with three fingers too, if it wasn't for the ABS.
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Clive Liddell 
  To: oilheads@xxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Monday, November 14, 2005 6:46 AM
  Subject: 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