Hey guys/gals, I have been riding for a number of months, and one thing I feel I really need to practice is my hard braking. I was coming home last night, and was approaching an intersection, the light turned yellow and I had decided to go through. Well, the car heading towards me, decided to make a last minute left turn, right infront of me. I had to hammer on the brakes to stop in time.
My question is, how do you avoid from locking the rear tire. I squeezed the tank and supported my weight best I could. Perhaps I need to apply more force to the front brakes? What tips can you offer for these situations. After that happened, I found a quiet road near my house and practiced for a while. Accelerated up to about 80 km/hr, and then stopped as quickly as I could. Loading the front brakes, and then squeezing harder and harder. What force is applied to the rear? As the bike dives forward, there's obviously very little weight on the rear, and it locks very easily. Any help or tips would be great, thanks in advance.