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Offline Boomer

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Re: Linked Brakes Fixed
« Reply #195 on: January 16, 2020, 03:18:39 am »
How does that change the line?
Does anyone else use the rear brake ONLY when leaning in a  turn   on a non ABS street bike?
Anyone?
I ride a 1989 C10 AND a 2008 C14 (bought new in Aug 2007 and has 74k miles on her).
On both bikes (and on many more before them) I sometimes use the rear brake to stabilise/settle the rear on corner entry and to tighten the turn mid-corner. In both those circumstances I do NOT want ANY application of the front brake as that leads to low-sides. I have never had the rear break loose while doing this. The rear contact patch is way bigger than the front and can take the increase in lateral load.
I've ridden several linked brake bikes and they all feel like someone else is controlling the brakes.
If you like it, good for you. Me, I hate linked brakes on my motorcycles.

This has NOTHING to do with ABS which is a different thing entirely.
ABS is a great safety feature that I would love to fit to my C10, but am unlikely to do given the amount of work needed.
George "Boomer" Garratt
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Offline PH14

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Re: Linked Brakes Fixed
« Reply #196 on: January 16, 2020, 11:05:56 am »
I ride a 1989 C10 AND a 2008 C14 (bought new in Aug 2007 and has 74k miles on her).
On both bikes (and on many more before them) I sometimes use the rear brake to stabilise/settle the rear on corner entry and to tighten the turn mid-corner. In both those circumstances I do NOT want ANY application of the front brake as that leads to low-sides. I have never had the rear break loose while doing this. The rear contact patch is way bigger than the front and can take the increase in lateral load.
I've ridden several linked brake bikes and they all feel like someone else is controlling the brakes.
If you like it, good for you. Me, I hate linked brakes on my motorcycles.

This has NOTHING to do with ABS which is a different thing entirely.
ABS is a great safety feature that I would love to fit to my C10, but am unlikely to do given the amount of work needed.

Yep, and even Kawasaki touted the non-linked brakes on the Gen 1 models for true sport riding. They had to leave that out of their marketing material after linking the brakes.

I had linked brakes on a Goldwing, though I preferred to not have linked brakes, on the Wing, for its purpose, it wasn't a big issue, for the C14, I didn't, and don't want it. It is why I stick with my 2009, and will probably not buy another C14 when the time comes.