I watched the Ride like a pro V DVD , Jerry Palladino says in there that the linked brakes on Goldwings and BMWs works the same, they even show a goldwing doing the manuvers on his DVD. I have tried it and it works fine for me I can do a U turn on a small 2 lane road with no problem.I've thought about that, as far as using Jerry Palladino's "Ride Like A Pro" method of low speed maneuvering. http://www.ridelikeapro.com This requires using the rear brake along with the friction zone of the clutch to allow what I think are some impressive moves with a large bike. My 1100 does not have linked brakes, but at some point, I'll be looking for a 1500, and that does.
We all know the results of applying front brake with the wheel turned! I don't know just how hard the fronts are applied on the linked side, but it is a concern.
I would think one could use the "splitter" from an older bike (or maybe even from the rear of what you have?) and tie the fronts together. But would that create problems in the electronics of late model machines...I don't know.
Not really, if that was so, I'd have a problem with my trike. I don'tproblem with doing stuff like changing brakes is the bike is then modified, you then have to tell the insurance and that then opens a c an of worms.