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Falling off lever
« on: April 20, 2015, 08:26:57 am »
Yes I call the front brake the falling off lever when you are slow riding. I have mentioned this several times on other  posts.

However here is a demonstration: :157:

https://www.facebook.com/yopski/videos/973803679296933/

Thanks to UK Police for this demonstration  :007:
« Last Edit: April 20, 2015, 08:29:41 am by silverstripes »
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Re: Falling off lever
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2015, 08:47:28 am »
Good description that : "Falling Off Lever"  :028:
although the Video doesn't work for me -
I just get a Message saying the content is currently unavailable !


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Re: Falling off lever
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2015, 09:51:52 am »
 Will have to try another way to attach it Sorry :173:
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Re: Falling off lever
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2015, 06:53:40 pm »
I can't get it to work either. 
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Re: Falling off lever
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2015, 06:59:18 pm »
Completely agree about the falling off lever.

This is quite a good article.

http://h2g2.com/edited_entry/A87798839
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Re: Falling off lever
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2015, 10:43:41 pm »
I'm not as secure as others about vilifying the front brake.  :350:
Maybe it's all the mtb riding but it works for me.
Gentle dragging of the front brake actually provides a righting force opposite of the direction of the bars so if you are leaning a bit too far inside, it stands the bike up with no effort. Ymmv. Learn everything about your bike. Some rules can be bent!
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Re: Falling off lever Take 2
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2015, 09:59:24 am »
Sorry guys I was trying to attached a video which was restricted. I now have it all ok so here goes with a demonstration of the "Falling Off Lever" courtesy of the UK Police.


It works now  :046:
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Re: Falling off lever
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2015, 10:45:08 am »
I have done that on a boxer twin but it wasnt the front brake. For all the BMW peoples talk of the low down torque on these engines I found that below 2k rmp they just stall and lock the back wheel and down you go. The only other bike I have stalled more than once was a 1970 two stroke but I must of stalled my 1150 RS half a dozen times.