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post #11 of 15 Old 03-16-2019, 10:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Buckshot View Post
Long time K12LT rider. Took my new K16B out for the first time this week...The oem rear brake feels somewhat "weak" to me.... perhaps new pads with more stopping ability would improve it... Anyone replace the oem pads with something better? results?

I think what you are saying is you don't like the brake Bias the linked system is providing????

If not can you just use the rear brake and force the ABS to come on ?

I only use the rear at ultra low maneuvering speeds like what Duane said.


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post #12 of 15 Old 03-16-2019, 10:43 AM
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Makes me wonder though if the rear brake lever on the newer K bikes is even necessary in the low speed stuff. If the computer does its job right won't it compensate and use mostly rear brake in the low speed stuff when using only the front lever?

If it does, then the only real use of the rear brake (foot) lever would be for use at a stop when you want your right hand free or when coming to a stop with the fork turned.

If we ride different bikes, probably not a habit to get into though (not using rear brake lever).

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For me it is easier to control the bike in tight turns with the rear brake. Bad habit from dirt bikes but works with modern ABS bike without link from rear to front like the K1600. Coming to a stop at a light on a bad, bumpy surface is easier for me using the rear brake for the last 1 or 2 meters. If you apply the front brake a little too hard and you experience a side force from the bad road surface, you gonna need help to lift the bike.

When I had a safety training last year, we were taught this method in particular for the top heavy rigs.

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@ViennaK , Hope trail braking with the rear brake doesn't catch up to you.


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Almost never touch the rear brake now that I have hill assist.
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