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Thread: Brakes around the wrong way?!
04-16-2012 #11Motorized Bicycle Member
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Woah! You know, I've ridden bicycles for the better part of 30 years, and motorcycles for at least 15...never really thought much of the difference! Though it would make more sense to have the front brake-right, clutch-left arrangement, so I can dedicate one full hand to the 70% brake force and one hand to the clutch...then make minor rear braking also with the left hand if needed.
I wonder if this got started in a similar manner to the way bikes seem to mainly have the chain on the right and motorcycles mainly on the left...but looking back to early motorbikes, you see exactly why.
Now if I could just keep the computer and telephone key pads straight...especially when dialing the telephone from the computer!
Unless you do a lot of riding in dirt or loose gravel, do yourselves a favor and the get the dual pull brake lever and completely do away with the 3 handles on your bars.
I've been using one for 2 1/2 years without a problem. It frees up space on the handlebars and makes it much less confusing on your brain when you need to panic stop.
You'll need one if you get a shift kit also.
OH, Sorry. I just thought of another option. You could move to that magic city where there's no carp in the road.
Stay safe Bro,
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