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Great write up ! Really enjoy your write ups ET

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One thing I have always avoided is using the brake while in lean. I guess that will be my next thing to work on, when I finally get the back on the bike.

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One thing I have always avoided is using the brake while in lean. I guess that will be my next thing to work on, when I finally get the back on the bike.
Although its best not to, but you can brake while in a lean. You can't achieve 100% of your brakes stopping power, but you can definitely use them to shave off some speed if necessary.
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One thing I have always avoided is using the brake while in lean. I guess that will be my next thing to work on, when I finally get the back on the bike.
Always fun to feel your front end start to tuck, and then ease off the brake to bring it back in control.
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Although its best not to, but you can brake while in a lean. You can't achieve 100% of your brakes stopping power, but you can definitely use them to shave off some speed if necessary.
from what I understand and learned the hard way. Best to use just the back break for this.
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from what I understand and learned the hard way. Best to use just the back break for this.
Noooo...that's much easier to lock up. Always trailbrake with the front. A lot of people (myself included) don't even use the rear brake...ever.

I'm still amazed in how many times I got away with braking harder than I thought possible while leaned over.
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from what I understand and learned the hard way. Best to use just the back break for this.
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You can brake quite a bit with the front while at a lean, but it does require a certain feel for the front end of your bike.

All things being equal, your front tire has 100% traction available. No water, oil, sand, or other considerations which might reduce traction.

Anyway, your average street rider uses about 30-40% of the available traction at most while in a lean. This means there is still 60-70% available grip for braking. Racers do it all the time, in fact I do this in literally every single corner that I take. My finger is always covering the front brake lever and I trail off my braking as I lean further and further into turns.
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Racers do it all the time, in fact I do this in literally every single corner that I take. My finger is always covering the front brake lever and I trail off my braking as I lean further and further into turns.
This is why the right set of tires make all the difference. When I run street tires on the track they don't give me near enough feedback for me to be able to brake deep and maximize my braking by feeling the front slip and grip. Slicks on the other hand...
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