With the (non-ABS) linked brakes on my blackbird, since the 'rear' brake pedal also controls one pair of the 6 pistons clamping on the front brake rotors, there needs to be a separate brake line running from the rear brake master cylinder (through a proportional valve) to the front brake, hence the 'extra' front brake hose.
On the VFR, when using front brakes only, the bike squats, instead of nose diving. Other than that, their operation is "invisible".Now you'e got my attention ! How would you describe the operational experience of your Blackbird's LBS contrasted to conventional brakes ???
Almost all of the time I use the front brake only (on any bike). Not a good habit, I know, but a better habit than using the rear brake only.Now you'e got my attention ! How would you describe the operational experience of your Blackbird's LBS contrasted to conventional brakes ???
garc:I would also like to see some data on braking in a corner since this is where my breath taking moments have occurred.