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Old 02-12-2020, 11:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Primary break use: front or rear.

When I bought my stryker it had 5100 mile on it. Replaced the rear tire at 6000 and the rear brakes were worn out. The bike now has 18000 miles and the rear brakes look new. I just replaced the front brakes. EBC from Amazon. About 33.00 us.
My question is which brake do you primarily use front or rear.
I mainly use my front brakes which as brakes go the original brakes are horrible. I replaced with a stainless steel braided front brake line.
Made a world of difference. With the original brake line my hand would quickly get fatigued. Better stopping power and less hand fatigue.
Steel braided brake lines (Galfer) from Amazon 55.00 us.
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Old 02-13-2020, 10:57 AM   #2 (permalink)
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In city driving front mostly, hiway both always.

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Old 02-13-2020, 12:42 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I would say 55-45 rear/front for me. With the majority of the weight of the bike on the rear and more rubber surface on the road at the back, I think it makes sense IMHO. Also lessens the possibility of a front wheel skid on wet roads.
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Old 02-13-2020, 05:53 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Good move with the braided front brakes - think I see this upgrade in my future! The stock front brakes ARE pretty poor. Being such a heavy bike, a two rotor set-up like the raider would have been better.
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Ive gotten in the habit of useing both nearly always. I will usually apply the rear first then the front and keep more pressure on the rear than the front. Ive had front tires skid out before on other bikes i learned my lesson.
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For me I keep it even as much as possible. If I'm creeping along in traffic its mostly front or not at all b/c I'm using my feet for balance, walking the bike etc.

I got my bike with 7111 miles on it (1 year ago yesterday) and am currently sitting at 16924 with probably half the pads left. I have no idea if the original owner had to replace them or not. Few other habits are pulling the clutch in, rolling back on the throttle in advance and easing your way into braking. I've got zero complaints about the brakes on this thing.
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