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Re: How to make your EVO (powered) brakes less grabby (was "Re: ABS:)
- Subject: Re: How to make your EVO (powered) brakes less grabby (was "Re: ABS:)
- From: Robert Silas <robert.silas@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 14 Nov 2005 11:32:45 -0500
Yes, every time I dropped the bike the handle bar was not at 90 degrees to the bike, it also happened when I forgot to take the lock off the front wheel.
I live in Montreal, Canada so those courses are not easily accessible for me.
----- Original Message -----
From: Robert Brown
Sent: Monday, November 14, 2005 9:09 AM
Subject: RE: How to make your EVO (powered) brakes less grabby (was "Re: ABS:)
First you are never too old to take a course. Take the Experienced Rider
Course (ERC) every couple of years or whenever you change bikes. It is a
great place to practice skills in a controlled environment with a trained
observer. They do these every year at the MOA National plus you can contact
your local training org. Best way is to get 6-12 family and/or friends and
do it together - really fun.
Second covering the brakes with all four fingers is a good practice in
limited situations: entering an intersection and in stop and go traffic. It
does speed up reaction time especially for us old farts. Butt... be careful
covering the brake - remember "4 to slow, 4 to go".
On more thought - typically dropping a bike while braking is not a function
of the brakes it is more that the bike is not straight - handlebars square
and bike completely upright. All it takes is a little turn and
"bang!low-side". I saw a novice on an R6 lock the front tire which raised
the rear about 8" off the ground but because he was going straight he didn't
drop it - matter of fact he didn't know it was up in the air.