How do you use your rear brake if you're cranked over to the right?
I'm still working it out.
Honestly I was more like you, Very little rear brake, In the corners my toe hardly went near the rear.
But talking to Mark he has convinced me that its easer to use the rear.
(for speed/line adjustments) That means a soft touch on the rear.
Now Iv been trying out this technique & it does have merits.
I'm still perfecting it.
The advantage it has over the front is as you stated "The front stands the bike up"
& frankly Id rather lose the rear than the front, Iv lost the rear a few times over the years & was able to recover.
Iv never lost the front, & I don't think its recoverable. (yeah Iv seen the motogp boys do it, but I'm not at that level)
Now don't get me wrong, I'm still 80-90% on the front brakes approaching the corner.
& I'm saying do most if not all your braking before the corner.
Then adjust with the rear.
Someone said are you supposed to brake leaned over into a corner,
The answer is as stated in the book, You only have X amount of traction,
& when leaned over on the smaller shoulder of the tire your asking more from it, A at a point when its loaded more.
So the answer is Yes,> As long as the tire still has traction to give you<.
Does your tire still have traction to give??
For most of us the answer again is yes. But thats the edge of the envelope were all looking for.
However I'm sure some of you are closer than the rest of us.
Does anyone remember the thread where rear tires were posted up with rubber chewed up right to the edge??
(But that was not from braking, it was from hard cornering)
Fact is you can brake right to the apex, If your careful.
Now for the record, If anyone thinks Iv said anything that disagrees with Nick?
Thats wrong, I completely agree, Read the whole book & Code's too.
Both of em. Or is it 3 now?