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Main Motorcycle: 2011 Triumph T100
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: North Georgia (Lake Lanier area)
Other Motorcycle: 2010 Kawi Ninjer
Extra Motorcycle: 2002 Honda Rebel
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People bad mouth a few tactics MSF teach, but remember they are focused on first time riders. Once I was safely out of their sight I started using my front brake lever with three fingers so I could manage the throttle simultaneously, but don't tell them.
There is no doubt that the rear brake is a useful tool, and can help or be misused like any tool. I'm pretty much to a place where I think of the front brake for stopping and the rear for managing speed in cornering, etc.
I know I use the rear too much when stopping for stop lights, etc. I lock it up way too much. I'm consciously working on being heavier on the front in that situation, and am moving to organic pads instead of sintered next change.
But going into corners it's all rear unless I need to drop 20 mph or something, and if I need to use anything in the corner it's definitely going to be rear.
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