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General Banter / Light the brake light
« on: May 25, 2015, 04:18:55 PM »
I have been reading here about riding the pace and I read a comment that brakes may be less used when using this method. (without hard acceleration out of a corner, there is less requirement for hard braking going into the next corner).  I read an article last year which described the changes the tires and the suspension of a bike make when you activate the brakes. Long story short, they were instructing riders to pull on the front brake on entering each and every corner, "just enough to turn on the brake light". The thought being if you have the brake on just a little and then find you need to brake harder due to some unforeseen issue the transition from light braking to more active braking is easier and more controllable than suddenly activating the brakes. I started doing this whenever I am on two lane or riding with a bit of pace. I am thinking I like the practice.

So the issue isn't squeeze the brakes hard enough to start slowing you down. Just a enough that the pads are on the discs and should you need to slow down you won't need a lot of additional squeeze to get the job done.


Introductions / Re: Howdy!
« on: May 25, 2015, 01:19:31 AM »
Love your bike!!!!

Introductions / Howdy all
« on: May 25, 2015, 01:18:19 AM »
Hiya, Long time rider here, current ride is a 2014 Ducati Multistrada GT. Prior to this I have owned bikes from BMW, Yamaha, Honda, and Kawasaki. The current is the best, fun.
(I started riding in 1978, so it isn't instant death, is it?)

I am retired and I ride as much as I can. I'm thinking early June for the next long wild west ride for me. mmmmmm Mountains!

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