Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Medford, County of Jackson, Oregon, USA
Model: None at present
A graceful stop requires a gentle stop. If I see my fork go down any, it isn't a graceful stop. As she comes to a stop the brakes need to be let off so at the moment of stopping there should be very little if any brake being held, at least on level ground. Brake modulation takes a bit of practice, I got lots of that bringing a 45' coach to a stop without the passengers being able to feel the moment the bus actually stopped. It's not quite as easy with air brakes, they aren't quite as sensitive to pedal pressureas hydraulic. Your foot should hit the ground just the moment the bike stops not before. It's also harder with a passenger on the back, any movement from there will throw you off a bit.
None at present
Past 'Wings: GL1100, GL1200, GL1500, GL1800
Current BMW C650GT