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    Cool BOOS Hurting Us

    Brake Occasional Overuse Syndrome is hurting us.

    It's when we panic because we are travelling what we perceive to be too fast, so we shove the brakes on in a corner, instead of trusting the bike to take the corner.

    Most bikes are far, far more capable of going around corners than we are. We have to gain the confidence to allow bikes to flow in corners, instead of stabbing brakes on at lean angles beyond where braking is a good idea.

    I've posted this in Wannabe & Newbie Bikers, as it's something that a lot of us learned not to do by losing skin in the process. With experience you can learn how much brake can be used at lean angle, and how gently to apply that braking. But when you're starting out it's a good idea to apply the Number 1 Rule on braking in corners. Don't.

    Trust your bike. Let it do what it's designed to do. Head up, look through your corner, allow the bike to flow.

    Of course, avoiding excess speed into corners is the first step to avoid having to brake. Amongst other good ideas.

    Avoid BOOS.

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    Booze is not hurting me. I quite enjoy it!


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    don't use your brakes... they just slow you down

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    Quote Originally Posted by Akzle View Post
    don't use your brakes... they just slow you down
    Vote Azkill

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    Quote Originally Posted by rastuscat View Post
    Vote Azkill
    Now you've done it!
    I keep telling you, all of you, don't feed IT!. Then, maybe just maybe it'll FUCK OFF!
    Every day above ground is a good day!:

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    Quote Originally Posted by cassina View Post
    I agree with you rastus that it is possible to apply the brakes on a lean in a corner without coming off. Some on here when this topic came up last year said it was impossible when I said I could do it. The secret as you said is how much brake you apply. Some on here would possibly crash a few times before they get it right.
    you're a fuckwit.

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    the cornering it self slows you down.And keep lookig round the corner

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    I've had a couple Sunday night F-you work Tomorrow wines and misread your title.

    I though this was a post about BOOBS not braking.

    Mind you I'd brake very hard for Boobs.

    There is a T-shirt right there - "I brake for Boobs"

    Or

    Brake for Boobs
    Vote Akzle

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    ...throw caution to the wind,
    trust your tyres,
    watch out for bumble bees...

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    Further to my OP, the amount of brakes you can use in a corner is inversely proportional to lean angle.

    The more lean angle, the less brakes.

    And if applying brakes in a corner (refer to Rule 1, Dont) it has to be gentle application to avoid significant weight transfer.

    But always look back to Rule 1 for braking in corners. Don't

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    Quote Originally Posted by cassina View Post
    I just apply light pressure with 1 finger on the brake.
    explain that in our terms as i heard you were from gore and only had three fingers.

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    Keith Code and others describe this in money terms. You have precisely $1.00 worth of grip - no more. If the tyres are using 80c worth of your grip cornering and you apply 30c worth of braking you will likely be on your arse. Code will phrase it more elegantly than that, but you get the picture.

    I get the impression that a lot of KBers have read Code or watched his DVD. The fortunate few will have attended his riding school. It therefore is not at all credible that Cassina was a lone voice in arguing what is common knowledge..
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    Superbike School said to get your braking done before the corner, and slight throttle after that to keep the bike stable.

    Riding School Pffft....what do they know eh Cassy?
    Be polite to Siri, she may be your Boss soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voltaire View Post
    Superbike School said to get your braking done before the corner, and slight throttle after that to keep the bike stable.

    Riding School Pffft....what do they know eh Cassy?
    Code has described trail braking as "an elegant solution", and it is a useful skill to have.
    There is a grey blur, and a green blur. I try to stay on the grey one. - Joey Dunlop

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    Yes, thanks Mr Cat, that article you posted in the other forum was really useful I thought.

    Cheers

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