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    who else doesn't use rear brake like me?

    just wondering.

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    I don't touch the thing. I practice with it alittle in case of certain (off-road, slippery) conditions.

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    I believe I read on the Tony's Track Days site that Tony doesn't use his rear brake.

    I always use mine, but I dont know how much it helps you stop, I just like to keep the bike from nosediving.

    Check out the Tonys Track Days site - they have a whole bunch of infor about front brake v. back brake tests, etc.

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    i know the purpose. im wondering how many dont have to use it. i post on other board and most poeple is like "it's there so use it" crap.

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    I touch my rear brake once per ride to keep the rust off the rotor

    Use my front brake pretty much exclusively other then that.

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    Originally posted by hohum
    I touch my rear brake once per ride to keep the rust off the rotor

    Use my front brake pretty much exclusively other then that.

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    same here.

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    I love my rear brake. makes powerslides fun

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    I only use it when riding 2 up to be smooth and when i'm screwing around...

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    My rear brake is used to scrub momentum from the sprung weight; keeps the suspension taught; helps to keep the front end from lofting; can be used to slide the rear wheel to one side or the other.

    Your motorcycle can slow down a lot faster when using the entire braking system properly.

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    Originally posted by bigred875
    I only use it when riding 2 up to be smooth and when i'm screwing around...
    doooood? my z1000 didnt come with the rear brake option?!

    i feel ripped off.


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    I didn't realize how much I used it, especially in the corners till I put on new pads that squeeked. Then I was hearing it all the time.

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    It's all water under the bridge, and we do enter the next round-robin. Am I wrong?

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    70/30

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    I also use mine to bog down the motor and prevent the bike from going over in a wheelie.

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    i very rarely use my rear brake. the only times i'll use it are if the roads are really wet or sandy OR if i've got to make a really fast hard stop.

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    I use the front brake only for most riding. If I am on a wet road, or dirt then I use the rear also. I have replaced the rear pads with the softest compound I could find so that when I do need them they are there. Normally I don't throw enough heat into them for them to respond.

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    i use mine but only a little. Never stomp on it, Only for added slowing down power when coming to a light that just changed or a car that stopped short in front of me. The times when you need everythin you got to stop but I have only locked it uyp once so far and that was really early last year - learned my lesson.

    I'm fat so I need all the help I can get when it comes to stopping fast

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    Originally posted by Zorlock
    70/30
    True dat.

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    i never used my rear brake, until the dumbass who put my ex250 back together forgot to tighten the bolts holding the front brake and my front brake fell off while i was riding. then i had to use my rear brake.

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    I have a SV, don't use either brake much except to stop from less than 10mph. I slow down by rolling off the throttle

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    Exactly..............

    I'm no pro but 70/30 is right on.
    I use my front to perfect my modulation and to help with future panic stops.

    The rear doesn't do much and just what you don't want is locking the rear and swinging it around IMHO.

    BTW: technically my BlackBird has linked brakes so the front actually provides some rear.
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    70/30

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    Originally posted by elaineo
    i never used my rear brake, until the dumbass who put my ex250 back together forgot to tighten the bolts holding the front brake and my front brake fell off while i was riding. then i had to use my rear brake.
    you know, you dont seem to have had the best of luck with motorcycling so far.
    i dont know what to tell ya though, maybe knitting would be safer.

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    Originally posted by elaineo
    i never used my rear brake, until the dumbass who put my ex250 back together forgot to tighten the bolts holding the front brake and my front brake fell off while i was riding. then i had to use my rear brake.
    so whos the dumbass?

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    I don't use my rear brake very often. However, it does come in handy when downshifting from high speeds. When blipping the throttle between downshifts, I sometimes keep light pressure on the rear to assist in slowing down. Of course, you do not want to use the rear brake when leaned over in a corner.

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    Originally posted by elaineo
    i never used my rear brake, until the dumbass who put my ex250 back together forgot to tighten the bolts holding the front brake and my front brake fell off while i was riding. then i had to use my rear brake.
    Note to self: make sure to loosen rear brake next time, also.

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    Originally posted by Honclfibr
    Note to self: make sure to loosen rear brake next time, also.
    now that's funny. haha..

    Elain, dont pick the same dumbass to work on your bike next time.

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