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    I find that to lock my rear brake i nearly have to stand on the pedal....does this sound normal? Pads have heaps of meat on them, standard line, haven`t changed the fluid in a while...any ideas?
    Dave

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    I can't help you Dave. I very rarely use my rear brake on the TL, only use it carrying a pillion or on the track, and I can lock it up on the track as it is usually nearly off the ground when I'm asking for it to help.

    Normal street / twisty riding I'd have to say I've never locked the rear wheel with it. But it does feel shit come to think of it.
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    • #3
      You don't want your rear to lock up. As long as it's slowing you down it's working fine.
      Batestlr1000

      2002 R1 (Silver)

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      • #4
        think its common never realy noticed it until my brother inlaw wanted to swap bikes I shot off on his GSXR1100 first time I had to use the rear, put the same force on it as I do on the TL and locked it up big time, don't think I've ever done it on the TL. not that I haven't tried
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        • #5
          I find it easy to on mine, with the clutch in of course, hmmm

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          • #6
            It could be a number of things, could be the pads, or simply air in the lines.

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            • #7
              Please don't lock the rear tire
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              • #8
                My friend stomped the rear brakes and locked the rear tire on his R6 on Friday and it ended up turning into a highside . It happened right in front of me too . With that in mind you should be happy that your rear brake doesn't lock up.
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                • #9
                  Out of curiousity, why do you want to lock your rear up?
                  '98 TLS with a yellow box and some not-that-new tires.

                  SE WI

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                  • #10
                    At the MSF Basic RiderCourse, they have you lock-up the rear wheel so that you know how it feels -- then they tell you to never do it again. As someone mentioned previously, highsides and other unpleasant events can result.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by TLRipley
                      At the MSF Basic RiderCourse, they have you lock-up the rear wheel so that you know how it feels -- then they tell you to never do it again. As someone mentioned previously, highsides and other unpleasant events can result.
                      Use the Enginebrake instead. And then, you charge them for listening to the musik.

                      Cant lock my rear either with the brake, but I have no problem doing it with the engine. Acctually, I think it┤s kind of fun sliding with the rear before corners, and the engine have the right rev, so I think it is easier to meet with the trottle when going into and through the corner.

                      Did an accidental 10m rear lockup with the engine entering a roundabout (eh, what do you call those funny things??) yesterday. Infront of a "L" marked car...
                      Guess the teacher said a few word about bikers...
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                      • #12
                        you got me all wrong I don`t usually lock my rear up when riding, unless absolutely necessary, it`s just that i had a ride on my mates gsxr1k and noticed the difference in the pressure needed to lock the rear. Did a couple of comparison runs, at about 10kmph, and his locked way easier than mine...thats all.
                        Thanks for the concern though
                        Dave

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                        • #13
                          You should be able to (mechanically-wise) but like everyone said, why? I put a little air in the rear for mine so that it will be a bit more spongy and harder to lock up.
                          It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.
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                          • #14
                            well his prolly easier to lock up because a, gsxr's are getting the better tech, and b, cause its a lighter bike!

                            i don't use my rear...trail braking every now and then...but really i've though about taking it off cause its just straight useless. Engine breaking is a charm

                            btw, i dunno why you guys are getting all up about locking the rear....there's nothing wrong with locking the rear, its releasing the locked rear that's trouble and leads to highsides.

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                            • #15
                              Try getting hard on the front brakes, and THEN stomp the rear brake pedal. It should lock-up just fine then (shortly before steeping-out and pitching you down the street)
                              It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a bad example.

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