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Thread: Race Buell Improvement Thread

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    Senior Member Kurlon's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by outthere View Post
    Fronts so stiff you are leaving 1.5" on the table. Seems wrong.
    I'm attributing that more to pace and not using all the front brake available right now. I know there is much more front brake there 'cause I panic squeezed more a couple times in traffic and the bike said 'Sure' without a flinch.

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    Got it. Don't panic squeeze leaned over. It stands the bike up in an instant.

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    So, discovered today at some point I've become afraid of moderate braking on a bike. Figured it out riding my Pan America to Bike Week to abuse some test rides. It all clicks now, dunno WHY I'm tensing up and refusing to use more than a little brake, but it's clearly happening and I caught myself doing it on a demo bike too.

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    Fine for the street. Track is not so good. The reason is that if you're not aggressive on the brakes you are braking early. Might get assed packed. I like to brake hard enough that the rear wanders just a tad, always straight up. Off the brake , crack the throttle to unload the suspension. That's just me. The bike has plenty of stopping power.



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