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Re: 2 up experience
Reply #20 on: June 22, 2022, 01:27:33 PM
*Originally Posted by Antares [+]
more rear brake with the linked brakes.

 :005: the brakes are linked  :084: :187:

 :034:
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Re: 2 up experience
Reply #21 on: June 22, 2022, 01:29:31 PM
*Originally Posted by af1-windy [+]
:005: the brakes are linked  :084: :187:

 :034:

Pretty sure I mentioned that   :745:

Strongest rear brake in Rain, progressively less in higher modes, only ever off if you turn off the ABS fully.

Have you not felt the rear brake "fall away" from your foot when you used the front brakes?
Last Edit: June 22, 2022, 01:30:03 PM by Antares

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Re: 2 up experience
Reply #22 on: June 22, 2022, 01:34:56 PM
I found that falling away feeling a bit odd to start and thought I had boiled the rear brake :-)

I didn't know it changed the bias in rain mode though.


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Re: 2 up experience
Reply #23 on: June 22, 2022, 01:43:31 PM
*Originally Posted by Antares [+]
Pretty sure I mentioned that   :745:

Strongest rear brake in Rain, progressively less in higher modes, only ever off if you turn off the ABS fully.

Have you not felt the rear brake "fall away" from your foot when you used the front brakes?

I ride with my toes on the pegs, nowhere near the rear brake lever..  :164: I'll look out for it on my next ride..  :028:  :008:
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Re: 2 up experience
Reply #24 on: June 22, 2022, 01:45:45 PM
How do you change gear then  :008: :008: :008: :008: :008: :008:

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Re: 2 up experience
Reply #25 on: June 22, 2022, 02:30:15 PM
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How do you change gear then  :008: :008: :008: :008: :008: :008:

I have a piece of string tied to my left elbow, then to the gear shift...  :038: :038:  :001:
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Re: 2 up experience
Reply #26 on: June 22, 2022, 02:49:23 PM
Suicide shift style  :008: :008:

I struggle to reach the rear brake on my Tuono and its rubbish. But I find on the XR it really works well to balance the bike coming off the brakes.


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Re: 2 up experience
Reply #27 on: June 22, 2022, 03:13:41 PM
*Originally Posted by bazzer [+]
Suicide shift style  :008: :008:

I struggle to reach the rear brake on my Tuono and its rubbish. But I find on the XR it really works well to balance the bike coming off the brakes.

I don't know how you can use Tuono and rear brake in the same sentence..  :087: :008: :008:

All joking aside, I did have cause to use the rear brake a few times on my recent trip to ride the Grossglockner Pass..  :164:
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Re: 2 up experience
Reply #28 on: June 22, 2022, 04:22:51 PM
It’s a totally different ball game riding two up, jeez their are threads on here about not telling the difference between 50 and 55 tyres, when riding two up their like night and day....but want to start a domestic in our our house, run two bikes with Wilbers and two Ohlins  :015:

As for the X/R best starting point I’ve ever had on a bike.

Fuelling has been a PC and Akra headers

Wheels...Dymags it’s the front that makes the difference

Seat. Never had the stocker the person who bought the bike new and then I had it new....had enough pull to tell e’m he/we want the HP, that got ditched along the way for 2 others till we found the right one.

Levers...on set number 4 and currently run a different clutch to the front brakes.

Suspension is Wilbers...my wife wanted Ohlins 😡

Foot pegs(rider) went rear sets which really is an exaggeration considering how little they move but jeez do they make difference,I did get some flak from the pillion 😜 until she realised it didn’t affect her.

As for riding a bike one up....that’s what they make SuperMoto’s for....

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Re: 2 up experience
Reply #29 on: June 22, 2022, 05:34:26 PM
There was a YouTube/TikTok clip of a guy with a young daughter standing next to the left side of the bike facing him.

He stuck his right hand across his chest under her left armpit, and threw her in an arc around his left shoulder - landing squarely on the pillion seat.


Looked cool as hell!