Presentation on theme: "Antilock Vs Standard/Linked. Independent Braking System – Hand and foot controls work independently Linked Braking System – Uses two controls but."— Presentation transcript:
Independent Braking System – Hand and foot controls work independently Linked Braking System – Uses two controls but the handlebar control activates the rear brake. Linked Braking System – with only one brake control for both brakes. *** No current research indicates which if any of these is more effective***
Linked braking – slows both wheels with one control ABS braking – allows the rider to apply maximum braking force without fear of wheel lock-up and the resulting loss of control (Providing the bike is NOT leaned over)
Average riders – Overbrake the rear, causing skids, squeels, slides. They also underbrake the front, increasing the stopping distance exponentially. Skilled/Practiced riders – learn through practice and training to apply the proper amounts to each brake, vastly reducing the distance to a safe stopping distance.
A fully alert rider takes 0.75 of a second to think. This equates to 49 feet 2 9/16 inches in traveling distance before even applying brakes at 50 MPH! The shortest stopping time ever recorded in testing is 2.75 seconds at 62MPH for a distance of 121 ft 2 47/64 inches.
To aid in stopping further, tests went so far as to see if disengaging the clutch aids in stopping. With the clutch disengaged the mean stopping distance was 131 ft. Leaving the clutch engaged the mean stopping distance was 136 ft. The only advantage listed was a reduction in the rear tire locking in emergency braking with the clutch engaged.
Generate an interest in practicing proper braking skills through additional training and personal practice. To have all HOG members possessing the skills to use their brakes fully while maintaining control under ALL riding conditions, thereby avoiding some crashes. Thankfully we have skilled trainers who could and I am sure would aid in this training!
ABS brakes reduce stopping distance by 37% Leaving the clutch engaged through the main braking period (IF you are that good a rider) should reduce the possibility of the rear wheel locking. ABS helps in preventing a high-side when fully applied in an emergency situation if the rider maintains control of the motorcycle. Insurance claims for riders with ABS reduced 22%