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Hurricane to Blackbird


Old 08-17-2013, 04:24 PM
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- makes the perfect case for splitting them
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Old 06-15-2014, 04:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Sprock View Post
It's an interesting topic for discussion most times. Some folks like them
some do not.

Road Science: Braking Part 4
I use the back brake a lot ((old sand racing and endure habits)) to control the bike stable or turn in on corners.
You cant do this the same with linked because if you trail the back when you start to lift off and accelerate the front starts to lift as well and to me it feels weird.
You have to stick with the get everything done and then lean over but on the plus side you stop quicker and the bike comes from squatting to stable just before you lean over, if you go in too hot you can just keep the front on just skimming the disk but keep power progressive and the front sticks like snot to a dog and the back stays planted and still digs in when powering out, just don't release that brake till upright - its just different.
I have a Versys 1000 as well and always struggle when swapping from one to another for the first hour with pogoing suspension till my bike brain makes the adjustment.
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