Ive been trying them for 3 short days now on my 636, Im good at them on bicycles and dirt bikes, and can keep them at BP for a couple seconds at least...so I know to get on the brake quickly but smoothly then let off once Im near BP and drag the brake....but thats a HUGE difference compared to trying them on a 425 lb bike even though I have steel braided brake lines and galfer HH pads. The bike feels really numb and pulls a lot more Gs than Im used to.
Ive been winding out first gear to about 12k and using 2 fingers on the brake, and it seems I can only manage a stoppie once I get it down to 20 mph. Ive tried getting my ass off the seat but the feeling is too alien for me. Though today I tried to get the back up on the highway and to my surprise I got it off the ground, though I used all 4 fingers. I was under the impression that using your whole hand wasnt good, like using your whole hand to clutch up a whoolie...but maybe not.
Im wondering what settings you guys use for the lot, and for the street--What psi, minimum settings on the damper if you use one, and what lever settings 1-5 and how many fingers do you guys use? And how much tire pressure could I get away with using assuming the road is decent? I like mixing tricks in with my canyon carving, and kneedragging isnt the safest at 15 psi
Ive tried 20 psi and I still get the wheel to lock up when the tire is warm. But I guess if the road is crappy it doesnt matter what pressure the tire is...
Also...I keep picturing that guy with the busted 636 forks every time I hear a clank on the bike with the clutch pulled in. lol. I bought this 636 already crashed from a bad stoppie so the forks are a little tweated. Someone re-assure me the forks arent going to snap, Im not going to eat chit, and total my bike if I keep doing this
I have a GPR damper and a good front tire btw