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Old 04-20-2007, 05:57 AM   #161
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Default Re: When to Use Rear Brake Only?

KPukes BS never stops. So is he violating the laws of physics?
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Old 04-20-2007, 05:59 AM   #162
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Default Re: RD350's

Told ya that thing would sell fast.
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Old 04-20-2007, 06:27 AM   #163
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I'm surprised that in all this disucssion there's been no comment at all on ABS for bikes. It's becoming more prevalent. Reading Longride's post, which I happen to agree with, that there is a limit to what a rider can effectively process and react to when riding, does ABS add an effective technology to assist us? Or does it take away a level of control? Because I'm not a professional rider, I tend to look for technical or engineering solutions to assist me, even though I have over 30 years experience riding. I've never owned an ABS bike; probably won't for a while. I know when I took the Skip Barber Car Control class, we trained with and without ABS. Clearly ABS allowed all but one of the pros (Vic Elford) teaching the class to stop much faster, and in greater control. Anybody out there who has an ABS bike? What do you think of the system?
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Old 04-20-2007, 08:34 AM   #164
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Default Re: Stainless lines and RD350's

I have a '71 R5 350 Yamahopper.
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Old 04-20-2007, 08:41 AM   #165
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Default Re: ABS

I did a demo on a GS bimmer on a wet day once and did a deliberate ABS test on a wet road from about 30 MPH.



My testicles were NOT happy with me, as my crotch slammed into the tank. I did NOT think the braking would have been that severe on a wet road. It was.





On clean, dry pavement an expert rider can threshhold brake well and outbreak an ABS system by 2-3% in controlled conditions.



Under the SAME controlled conditions, same bike, same rider, add wet asphault and the ABS system will outbrake the expert by 25-50% or more! Add in a patch of sand/grease/whatever, and the expert might very well crash while the ABS just stops the bike.

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Old 04-20-2007, 08:58 AM   #166
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It's cuz it's Rough, Tough, and don't take Shyte off No-one...........



And usually I'm in the sitting-position when utilizing it.



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Old 04-20-2007, 09:01 AM   #167
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They don't give degrees to Sock-Puppets.



I suspect this falls into the 99%-rule of kpaul you just cited above.
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Old 04-20-2007, 09:03 AM   #168
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We use 220 over here as well - just in "high-demand" applications, though.
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Old 04-20-2007, 09:17 AM   #169
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While I agree with some of the posters here that for maximum EFFECTIVE braking, use both brakes. I know the front can apply more force than gravity can handle, but the rear just seems to settle things down a bit, even if it's only 5% of the braking force. Off road it's 90% rear.

My real surprise is that no one mentioned dragging a tiny amount of rear brake as they enter an unfamiliar corner hot. You can easily overpower it with the throttle, or bring the speed down just a bit mid-corner. I had thought that was a relatively common technique?
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Old 04-20-2007, 10:14 AM   #170
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450V 3phase! The only way to go, baby!
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