Author Topic: Is a front brake really needed?  (Read 735 times)

Offline beemuker

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Is a front brake really needed?
« on: February 01, 2018, 01:57:34 PM »
From a local CL motorcycle ad Needs a new front brake caliper but I never use it anyway. WTF?p :dunno2:
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Offline rbm

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Re: Is a front brake really needed?
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2018, 02:55:59 PM »
CL poster is probably current or ex-Harley owner.  "You don't brake...you just lay them down!"  :hehehe
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Offline Chaos

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Re: Is a front brake really needed?
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2018, 03:53:33 PM »
That front brake will flip you over the handlebars, loud pipes save lives, can't hear or see anything wearing a helmet, riding side by side is safer,  Darwinism can't work fast enough imho.
1987 K75S    VIN 0231
Original litter & owner
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2012 Ural Gear-Up
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Offline The Mighty Gryphon

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Re: Is a front brake really needed?
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2018, 03:56:52 PM »
That front brake will flip you over the handlebars, loud pipes save lives, can't hear or see anything wearing a helmet, riding side by side is safer,  Darwinism can't work fast enough imho.

+1   And safety gear with sleeves makes it harder to control the bike. 
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Offline Martin

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Re: Is a front brake really needed?
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2018, 04:17:56 PM »
And why do I need fingers in my gloves and sleeves on my jacket/ shirt, when my tatts will save me. :hehehe
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Offline Skunky

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Re: Is a front brake really needed?
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2018, 06:18:34 PM »
My Kevlar lined lounge jacket with yellow bow tie has never let me down.  :dunno
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Offline Laitch

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Re: Is a front brake really needed?
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2018, 06:33:34 PM »
CL poster is probably current or ex-Harley owner.  "You don't brake...you just lay them down!"  :hehehe
Ex-Harley. This was a feature on his Suzuki GS500.
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Offline beemuker

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Re: Is a front brake really needed?
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2018, 07:21:30 PM »
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Offline Chaos

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Re: Is a front brake really needed?
« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2018, 09:17:39 PM »
OMG. how did you know!


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1987 K75S    VIN 0231
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2012 Ural Gear-Up
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Offline jaxon

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Re: Is a front brake really needed?
« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2018, 11:06:56 PM »
Amazing isn't it?


He's going to get a bigger bike and probably not use those front brakes either.
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Offline beemrdon

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Re: Is a front brake really needed?
« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2018, 01:03:17 AM »
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Laitch it Omnipotent in all things motorcycle

Not to go too articulate on you but I think you meant [is] OMNISCIENT, as in ...all knowing.
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