In the situtaion above, Do you advise any rear braking as well? or just ease off throttle and countersteer?A more important thing to remember is if you are in a tight turn and realize you are running out of room do not back of the gas hard or the bike will stand right up and off the road or across into the other lane you go. Might even flip you too. You have to ease the throttle and counter-steer those pegs to the pavement.
My experience is: if you aren't dragging something on the pavement then you have more lean available. Push that bar and look thru the turn. IMHO, that moment of panic while in a turn isn't b/c you're too fast to make the turn. It's b/c you've exceeded you're comfort level of lean for that turn. But just b/c you're uncomfortable doing it doesn't mean the bike won't physically do it. Don't hold back. Just push the bar and lean more. You may have to stop to clean out your Fruit-of-the-looms, but it's better than alternative.In the situtaion above, Do you advise any rear braking as well? or just ease off throttle and countersteer?
I try not to use the brakes late in a turn. Not to say that I wouldn’t use them in an emergency like upcoming debris or an obstruction in the way. Use only the rear brake and you increase the chance of high siding. If you are forced to brake deep in a turn (avoid, avoid, avoid) apply both brakes gingerly and counter-steer more pressure. Force the pegs to the pavement. Your front brake, applied lightly, should not cause the wheel to slide due to increased pressure to the road. If you are on a wet spot, oil spot or loose debris like sand the front wheel will slip and drop you quickly. The back brake used alone is more likely to slip or slide out a maybe causing a high side. Just don’t panic! Underwear is cheap.In the situtaion above, Do you advise any rear braking as well? or just ease off throttle and countersteer?
Ditto Deeppurple, In the early 70s, I use to fly down the street in front of my parents house, and slam on the rear brakes so the tire would lay rubber.From someone who has been there... When you stop hard and lock up the rear brake, the back end will skid in one direction while you steer in the opposite direction in attempt to straighten the bike. When you release the back brake, you will instantaneously be smashed into the pavement very violently on the "high side" (opposite the direction of the steering input or lean). It happens so fast that you will be eating the asphalt before you know what happens. I have done it twice on the street, both in big time e-stops. Once in Korea in 1976 when a wheel came of the vehicle in front of me rolling it. I had nowhere to go but to lock 'em up. Had on protective gear and only suffered bruises. Last time in 2005 in the rain. Cell phone yakking woman didn't notice the car in front of her had stopped and rammed it at about 35 mph, no warning, no brake lights, just Oh Sh*t! Same scenario as the first. I am a dedicated swerver and avoid panic stops if at all possible. When you ride everyday sometimes it happens. I have trained myself to ALWAYS apply front brake first and NEVER use the rear brake in the rain. Hope this helps your understanding. Oh, if don't like to wear a helmet or protective gear, expect to get hurt. The last one cracked my helmet and scarred up my leathers but I was otherwise fine. Let's be careful out there!