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Old 04-19-2007, 07:05 PM   #141
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Default Re: When to Use Rear Brake Only?

Gee, I said as much and I was told I was an idiot. I'm not as good or as smart as Schwantz or Lawson, but I know that in any emergency situation the less you have to do, the better off you are. Front brake only and look for a way out. It served me well for 30+ years for road riding, so I guess my stupidity has somehow kept me alive for all these years. I guess since you think the same way, that makes you an idiot too. Too bad we all can't be as smart as the link posters on the site.
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Old 04-19-2007, 07:17 PM   #142
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A man appeared before St. Peter at the pearly gates. "Have you ever done anything of particular merit?" St. Peter asked.



"Well, I can think of one thing," the man offered. "Once, on a trip to the Black Hills out in South Dakota, I came upon a gang of gnarly bikers who were threatening a young woman. I directed them to leave her alone, but they wouldn't listen. So, I approached the largest and most heavily-tattooed biker and smacked him on the head, kicked his bike over, ripped out his nose ring and threw it on the ground. I yelled, "Now, back off, biker s*****, or you'll answer to me!"



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Old 04-19-2007, 08:44 PM   #143
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You forgot to include a broomstick and a tube top.
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Old 04-19-2007, 08:45 PM   #144
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but it worked on his bmx bike as a kid...
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Old 04-19-2007, 08:55 PM   #145
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Default Re: When to Use Rear Brake Only?

Seen in one of those Vee-Twin oriented magazines many years gone past:



Cartoon shows a guy in the E.R., bent over the exam table with a pistol protruding from his ass. Behind is the Doc, forceps clamped to the pistol and one foot pressed-against one of the guys "cheeks", pulling on the forceps for all he's worth.



Caption below it reads: "Last time it was a knife, time before that a baseball-bat! When are you gonna learn to leave those Hells Angels alone?"
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Old 04-19-2007, 09:04 PM   #146
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Weight transfer depends only on the deceleration rate and the height of the CG relative to the wheelbase.



The rear brake will not help you slow down any more quickly when the rear wheel is in the air - which is where it will be if you're doing a max stop on any modern sport bike.
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Old 04-19-2007, 09:24 PM   #147
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It was a 12 guage not a broomstick It did the job.

Buz I thought you had forgotten I'm touched.
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Old 04-19-2007, 09:25 PM   #148
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dude I'm the one with the Engineering degree..not you...
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Old 04-19-2007, 09:41 PM   #149
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Ended what.. How many kids are going to die before we

1. get out of Iraq

2. ban handguns..



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Old 04-19-2007, 09:44 PM   #150
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